well his brother was arrested, so I guess this gives them the right to go in his room. Maybe if he was a suspect they'd need a warrant for that.
Know your rights, protect your rights.
If the police ever come to the door and want to talk, step outside and close the door behind you. If they see anything criminal "in plain view" it's admissible even without a warrant. The same goes for your car, if you are asked to get out of your car close and lock the door behind you, and open door is an open invitation. Cops will sometimes try to tell you that they want to help you but only if you let them look in the car/home. This is not the case, the police are paid to gather evidence to convict a suspect, not to help them, that's why you have a defense attorney. You can refuse to consent to a search and it's ok to tell an officer, "I do not consent to any kind of search" if they ask. Sometimes you will get the question, "Well, since you're not doing anything wrong you won't mind if I take a look." This is the time to say you don't consent.
The same goes for your house, if officers ask to come in then anything they see (even without a search) can be used against you. They don't have the right to enter without a warrant and remind them of that fact.
Know your rights, and don't let anyone intimidate you into giving them up.
Not really in the UK, any evidence, no matter how obtained can be made admissible at the judges discretion.If the police search your home without a warrant or your consent, then doesn't any evidence collected become inadmissible??
My favorite is if you get pulled over and they ask "do you know why I pulled you over today?" That is just fishing for an admission of guilt. If you decide to contest the ticket the cop can show up and say you admitted guilt at the scene. Keep your mouth shut and say as little as possible.
My rule of thumb: don't break the law, that way you have nothing to worry about.
Sounds like they lied.ok, well i just got my house searched by the police.. one of my parents let them in, but apparntly they dint have warrants(my dad asked and they said they dint need them).