Can the police search me on someone’s lie?
It happens all the time. Someone angry with you calls the police and piles on a heap of lies. The police can search and arrest you based on someone’s lies.
What can you do?
If the police act on a “confidential informant” or a “citizen informant” the search is subject to suppression if the search does not meet legal standards.
If the search is unlawful it will be thrown out.
The test is:
1. basis of the informant’s knowledge
5. the totality of the circumstances.