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Can the cops legally search my whole apartment if the warrant is for only one person?

Cop had warrant for my roommate and found coke in our living room. Was that a legal search? Can I get arrested for it if I say it wasn't mine?

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    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    Your question requires an attorney consultation. It is not a simple question that can be answered on this type of forum. There are many factors that would need to be considered and evaluated.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 4/16/2013
    Carlos H. Davalos | The Law Office of Carlos H. Davalos
    1608 N. 16th Ave.
    Melrose Park, IL 60160
    (773) 312-0234
    Need more facts. Probably turns on a few things. Whether the warrant was an arrest or search warrant, and also whether the controlled substance was in plain view or not.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 4/16/2013
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    Yes, the police can charge anyone in the apartment, even if it is not the person named in the warrant.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 4/16/2013
    Marshall Tauber | Law Offices of Marshall Tauber
    39520 Woodward Ave., Suite 230
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
    (877) 682-8237
    Warrant probably provides for common areas used by everyone in apartment. You might be arrested.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/16/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Without seeing the warrant I can't say if they violated the scope of the search.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/16/2013
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