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I have been accused of steeling something I didn't not take. The detectI've found me at my parents house was eager to search me and my residence with

1 Answers. Asked on Jul 12th, 2017 on Criminal Law - Florida
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Can I deny an officer the offer to search after I've given him permission??
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Answered on Jul 13th, 2017 at 8:00 AM

If the officer (1) does not have a search warrant; (2) is not arresting you -- and, consequently, is not searching you and your surroundings as part of the arrest process; (3) is not conducting the search in conjunction with any probation that you are serving; and there are no exigent circumstances that would be an exception to the requirement for a search warrant, then the officer should not be able to search you and/or your immediate surroundings unless you (or someone else who has authority to consent to a search of the house/building) give/s permission to search.  If you gave permission to search, you may withdraw that permission as long as the officer has not found or discovered anything during the portion of the search already completed that gives him a legal reason to continue the search.  

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