If I am the leaseholder on an apartment and my roommate has a warrant out for his arrest, can I refuse to let the police in to look for him?

Asked on July 25, 2012 under Criminal Law, Arizona


Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

An arrest warrant allows the police to come in and make an arrest with or without your permission. Unlike a search, where the police need a warrant or consent to enter, with a arrest warrant, the police are authorized to arrest your roommate wherever, even if you refuse to let them in, which means they will come in through force if need be.

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