While on Probation in PA, can police/ probation search your house without your permission/ warrant?
I heard somewhere that this can happen and I was wondering if it is that way in this state.
- .Lv 73 weeks agoBest answer
Probation Officers Do Not Need A Search Warrant - But They Do Need Reasonable Suspicion.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently (Pa. Super. Ct. 2016) upheld the ability for probation officers to search a probationer’s home without any prior allegation of wrongdoing by the probationer.
- AthenaLv 73 weeks ago
Yes, if you have violated that parole.
- Pearl LLv 73 weeks ago
they might be able to do that
- skeptikLv 73 weeks ago
No, they can't.
Nor do they.
The agreement a prisoner signs in order to be released on probation explicitly grants that permission.