Where are probation officers allowed & not allowed to search when they do a probation compliance check in California?

Asked on July 2, 2009 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

That depends on what exactly they are checking for "compliance" with -- if the person on probation whose home is being "checked" was convicted of a drug offense, and they are checking for drugs, they can look pretty much anywhere, I'd think.

For reliable advice, based on the specifics of your situation, you should talk to a local attorney.

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

That depends on what exactly they are checking for "compliance" with -- if the person on probation whose home is being "checked" was convicted of a drug offense, and they are checking for drugs, they can look pretty much anywhere, I'd think.

For reliable advice, based on the specifics of your situation, you should talk to a local attorney.


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