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NEVER allow police into your home

Many of us believe that if police officers knock on the door, they have the right to enter our homes. Or, if they ask to be let in and you refuse, you have committed an offence.

None of these statements are true.

However, by inviting a police officer into your home, you grant them extra powers, and the police know this, which is why they are always keen to persuade people to allow them in.

If you have invited the police in and you are subsequently arrested or they have strong suspicions a crime has been or is about to be committed, they can search your premises and seize anything they deem as evidence without a search warrant.

Imagine the scenario, where the police are having problems in obtaining a search warrant. If they take their chances and knock on your door, and you let them in, then they do not need the warrant to enter your house, do they? They will unlawfully barge in, and at a later stage, they will claim that you invited them in.

If the police come to your door, the safest method of dealing with them is to speak to them from a nearby window. They cannot force entry through if their unlawful demands to be allowed in are refused. Feel free to ask them the purpose of their visit. If they insist you open the door, refuse, unless they show a valid search warrant or give a justifiable reason as to why that door should be opened.

In summary

without a search warrant or justifiable cause,

the police have NO powers to enter your home.

So, NEVER allow police into your home!

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