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Can a probation officer obtain a search warrant?

My girlfriend's PO thinks she's using again and thinks there's a possibility that she's selling drugs out of our home. My girlfriend said something along the lines of the PO threatening her to get a search warrant or something.

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    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    A probation officer can search without a warrant or he can have the police get a warrant upon probable cause.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 3/4/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    The Probation Officer does not need a search warrant and can just come in and search her residence.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/26/2013
    Richard Williams | Law Office of Richard Williams
    301 Government Street, Suite 104
    Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 272-3765
    A probation officer normally has full police powers, to obtain a search warrant, execute same, etc. Additionally, a person on probation normally has to sign a consent to search of their person, automobile and home.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 1/23/2013
    Mark A. Broughton | Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
    2445 Capital Street
    Fresno, CA 93721
    (559) 233-5333
    Normally, a PO does not need a search warrant because in almost every jurisdiction I can think of, there is a search and seizure waiver that is a condition of probation. The usual way it is stated is that the probationer agrees to waive their rights to search/seizure so that the PO can search anytime of the day or night, with or without a search warrant, and with or without probable cause. There are some legal restrictions on this, however but too long to go into here. Sometimes, the search/seizure waiver is more specific, such as a waiver to search for firearms only; in this case, if the PO was going to search for drugs or anything other than firearms, he/she would need a warrant. But smart Pos know how to get around this. So, have your girlfriend check her probation conditions and the order of the court at sentencing. I'll bet she will find it there in which case, she better keep her nose clean.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/22/2013
    John F Brennan | Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    24001 Greater Mack
    St Clair Shores, MI 48080
    (586) 778-0900
    Spending upon the terms of probation, it is quite likely that the probation officer can make home visits or order of search.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/22/2013
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