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Exigent Circumstances Definition

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definitely agree that exigent circumstances defenses can be abused. In the context of an officer’s warrantless entry into your residence, the most important issue is objective reasonableness. Whether, under the circumstances of your case, the officer’s warrantless entry into your residence was objectively reasonable. If so, the “exigent circumstances” expectation to the general warrant requirement may apply to justify the entry.A common issue in domestic violence cases is whether the officer responding to the scene should have secured a warrant before entering the residence. The police and prosecution will argue that any delay to obtain a warrant would have posed a safety risk to the alleged victim. On the other hand, defense counsel may have
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