Can a cop enter private land after a loud music complain?
We own a rectangle 10 acres of land. The front door of the house is about 50 steps from the street. The party was outside to the side of the house with a DJ playing music. Three police SUVs arrived together like some type of action movie. They parked outside of street. Only one police officer enter and went in about 30 steps into our private property to tell us to turn it down. I told them "sure will turn it down, so can you leave now because you do not have my permission to enter our private land." Cops said "are you threatening me? Because I feel threatened." At this point the other 5 or so cops stepping in like if they were about to fight us or something. My brother stepped in and said "hey leave! when we call you guys about something serious (we have called them) you take forever to show up but for loud music you want to storm in here like if we're killing someone when we're just having a good time." After that they start to walk back to their cop suvs and left. I feel like they wanted to cause problems for us honestly. So I would like to know can they even step in our private property like that again?
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 78 months ago
Yup, they can do that. It's this new thing called their job.
And if you continue to act the way you did, you'll find out what else they're allowed to do on your private property.
- Anonymous8 months ago
I'm guessing by the mangling of the English language that you are in redneck country. So you "honestly" thought they were there to cause problem. That's not your "dishonest" thought? The word you never get right is complainT.
Interesting that your property is a rectangle. I thought all properties were circular.
You and your brother COULD have been arrested if the Officer felt threatened. Yes, you can deny the Police access. However, if you are in violation of a law or ordinance, they can get a warrant.
Another reason not to move South.
- James BlackleyLv 78 months ago
I don't know where you are, certain countries have different laws regarding whether or niot cops can enter private property without a warrant.
Here in Canada for a noise complaint, officers can enter without a warrant, and they will request the music be turned down or off 100% (depending on the hour). The 1st time is a warning, if they come back a 2nd and more time, fines are issued, and even criminal charges. However, they cannot enter a person's home in that situation, a tenant is legally allowed to tell the cops to leave, and can even physically escort the officer off the property if they don't follow a verbal request to do so.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Yes the police can enter your private land if your noise can be heard from the street. And friend don't get uppity with the police because they'll very quickly call in a probable cause warrant and they'll go on to your private property and they will seize your private property for probable cause that there's some kind of criminal act going on there. And then you will have to prove in a court of law that nothing criminal was going on. Good luck defending yourself against the police. They're the ones that make the law don't get stupid
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- Anonymous8 months ago
Yes, I'm sorry, they can. Can cross your land in pursuit of even another suspect, if he crosses where it says "No Trespassing", even.
But, had No business throwing out that "threat" insinuation When U were simply Standing Up for Your Rights. Get his badge # and complain to Citizens' Advisory Committee. Not to the cops or Internal Affairs; U need a Lawyer to talk to these without getting in further trouble.
One thing a cop Cant do is cross Locked gate without warrant, approach on a long private road in plainclothes, then try to get you for "assault on an officer" simply because you grab a gun and are holding it Upwards until U R sure Whom it is. They still Must ID self even if in uniform.
- BruceLv 78 months ago
Any public official can enter your land on official business. That includes not only police but assessors, building inspectors, animal control, and code enforcement.
- Pepper, PhDLv 68 months ago
Yes, if you are breaking the law, in plain view, they can go on your property.
- GypsyfishLv 78 months ago
Yes, of course they can. Your neighbors were disturbed by your loud music. You don't have the right to keep the neighbors awake just because you're having a good time. What were the police supposed to do- stand on the street and yell at you? You wouldn't hear them over the loud music!
Watch Live PD- they often go through yards when chasing criminals or attempting to enforce the law. Don't be so rude to them.
- STEVEN FLv 78 months ago
ANYONE can enter private land not specifically marked 'No Trespassing'.
In the course of their official duty, law enforcement can enter ANY open land without a warrant. Actually entering a structure generally requires a warrant, but entering the property does not.
That said, you are FLAT OUT LYING that an officer said anything REMOTELY resembling what you claim. If they felt threatened, and saying they didn't have permission to be on your land wouldn't come close, they wouldn't SAY they felt threatened. They would point a weapon at you an ensure YOU felt threatened.
Also note: There NO WAY 3 police vehicles would respond to ANY type of call and only ONE approach the scene.
Anon: Once again you are DEAD WRONG. Unless posted, you CANNOT be charged with trespassing until you are TOLD to leave and either refuse, or return.
Rod N: No matter how many times you repeat your claim, nothing even CLOSE to what you claim happened.
- Pearl LLv 78 months ago
police can go anywheres