Can Vermont law enforcement just come to my house and execute a valid search warrant?

Published by Jessica Burke on

Yes. If they have a search warrant or, in certain instances, if exigent circumstances exist.  If Vermont law enforcement possess a valid search warrant they can execute that search warrant at your home without your knowledge or consent.

A good summary of a recent challenge to the validity of a Vermont search warrant can be read here. If you want to read the full opinion by the Vermont Supreme Court it is located here.

If you return home and you believe a search warrant was executed at your home or office, contact an attorney right away. It is alarming to return home or arrive at work to find disarray and a copy of a warrant. We offer free consultations and strive to be available even usual business after hours.

Jessica Burke

Jessica Burke is a licensed Vermont attorney and the founder of Burke Law. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Boston College in Political Science, and then received her law degree from Washington & Lee Law School. After law school she worked with several top law firms before settling in Vermont and building her own practice. In addition to being licensed to practice law in the state of Vermont, she also holds a State Bar certification in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, among others. She specializes in criminal defense, including DUI defense, homicides, and sex crimes.

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