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On Behalf of | Jul 7, 2017 | Firm News

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 774-479-3005 or at [email protected].