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The Law Relating To The Police’s Powers To Search Your Property For Suspected Drug Crimes

If you use drugs and take the risk of keeping those drugs in your possession regularly, then the chances are that, at some stage, you will be stopped by the police. Even if you claim to be in a drug rehab program and are trying to get off drugs, it is unlikely to cut you any slack from the police, who may arrest you for possession of drugs or, if they suspect you intended to sell them, with the supply of drugs.

When you are arrested for a crime, including for a crime related to the possession of drugs, there are several actions that the police can take as part of their investigation. One of those is likely to be searches of your property, person, or both. When you use the term property, that can mean your home, your business premises, if you own them, or your vehicle.

Whether they wish to search your property or person, the police may ask you for permission, although they are not always obliged to do so. If you give them consent, it might be the case that once you have spoken to your lawyer, they advise you to withdraw your consent, which is permissible at any time.

You should be aware that even if you do withdraw your consent, there are certain circumstances where the police will still have the right to search for your property or your person.

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