Can the police search me on someone’s lie?

Yes.

 

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

2. veracity

3. credibility

4. reliability

5. the totality of the circumstances.