Probation search of house guests

If on probation, are my house
guests liable to get searched
also, if probation conducts a
search while they are present,
visiting me at my home?

Asked on March 24, 2017 under Criminal Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

They cannot be searched without their consent (or a warrant): your probation officer is not *their* probation officer and has no authority over them. That said, if they refuse to allow a search, it can potentially look bad for you, if there is any evidence or reason to suspect they are holding contraband for you or that you are otherwise trying to hide something using them.

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