I understand that being on probation I am subject to search and seizure at any time but are any limits to how often the police can come and search my home?

In the past week, the police have done a probation search where I live 3 times. Each time, they find nothing. They suspect me of being under the influence, and attempt to harass me for information. However, I am not on drugs and I have no information to give them. They even accuse me of selling drugs, and call me a liar for denying such allegations.I am the only one in my house that is on probation. The other members of the house are sick of having to be inconvenienced so often by these searches, the police are rude and treat everyone like criminals.

Asked on August 16, 2013 under Criminal Law, California

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Unless the probation order sets for the limits on frequency as to how often law enforcement can come to your home for search and seizure since you are on probation then law enforcement can essentially do what they are doing as stated in your inquiry as not being in violation of the law.


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