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:
- Basis of the informant’s knowledge
- The totality of the circumstances.