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What happens if police act outside the search warrant terms?

No one ever expects to get arrested and accused of drug possession in one's own home, but it is not unheard of for police to obtain a search warrant and enter an individual's home. Once inside, if police discover a controlled substance and any other items they suspect could be related to drugs, they will seize the items and often arrest individuals inside the home and/or the owner of the property. This is what allegedly happened to a 46-year-old man in Evanston, Illinois. However, the question remains: Could police have acted outside the search warrant terms in this case?

Fourth Amendment limits on drug arrests

Sometimes, during police investigations of alleged drug activity, authorities will arrest individuals on suspicion of drug crimes, such as suspicion of drug possession. As is the case with many police tools, police cannot simply conduct drug arrests whenever and on whoever they feel like. There are certain requirements an arrest needs to meet to be legal.

Heroin sale charges/penalties can vary based on many things

Being accused of selling heroin has the potential to forever alter a person’s life. The penalties and reputation damage a person can be dealt if found guilty of such illegal drug conduct can be incredibly severe.

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