The police may enter a private residence in Massachusetts without a warrant if they satisfy the emergency aid exception. Under the emergency aid exception, the police must:
- Have an objectively reasonable basis to believe there is someone inside who is injured or in imminent danger of physical harm; &
- Also engage in conduct that is reasonable under the circumstances.
Commonwealth v. Martin, 15-P-403 (2017). If you or someone you know is charged with a crime after a search of a private residence, contact a Criminal Lawyer that can assist you. Contact Worcester Criminal Lawyer Shane W. Surrette today at (774) 364-4605 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.