A SEARCH IN THE HOUSE
Every citizen wants to feel himself calm and reserved.
However, in life there are situations when your own house
owners become law enforcement. It may very well unsettle
even the man with the strongest nerves. One of these
unpleasant procedures is a search in the apartment.
Is an investigative action requires a clear and strict
observance of the law by the investigating authorities.
However, unfortunately, during the search, this is the law
often not only not respected, but grossly violated by law
Planting evidence, lack of necessary regulations,
intimidation, bogus witnesses. All this can lead to fatal
and even to catastrophic outcome for any citizen who could
be behind bars for anything at all.
If law enforcement came to you to carry out a search in the
apartment, you must have a cool head and a thorough
knowledge of your rights:
1. The investigator is obliged to show and give to see the
court order a search warrant. In the law there are
exceptions when a search can be carried out without such a
resolution, than often used by unscrupulous law enforcement
2. It is imperative to ascertain the credentials of the
investigative team and try to record all their data.
3. At your request, an investigator is obliged to inform you
that they are looking for and to offer voluntarily to give
4. During the search are required to present two witnesses.
You should carefully check their identity, so they do not
turned out to be bogus.
The main document when conducting a search is Protocol. It
needs to be reflected and fully painted all procedural
steps. Indicate which things or objects were discovered, if
they are issued voluntarily, were applied during the search
specifics and so on. This Protocol is an important document,
it should be examined carefully and write your comments, if
any. In addition, the investigator must give you a copy of
the Protocol and the inventory of seized property.
Unfortunately, even the most educated citizen to follow
their own, the legality of search procedures can not. But,
even the smallest detail that you overlook can be fatal in
Only a professional lawyer, being present during the search,
will be able to see that this process took place without
violations and pressure from the police and investigator.
The defender will make sure that the search took place in
the framework of the code of criminal procedure, a minutes
will see the whole procedure, examine the individual
witnesses, thoroughly familiar with the Protocol and will
make him legally competent comments.
If necessary, the lawyer will make a claim on the illegal
investigations. But most importantly, will help to avoid so
beloved by law enforcement, psychological pressure from
Any, even the most minor violation of the procedure of
search on the part of the investigating authorities, which
finds a lawyer may make a record of the search is invalid
during the trial, and to continue to provide you with