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Q. THE POLICE WANT TO SEARCH MY HOUSE OR MY CAR AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A WARRANT. THEY ARE VERY PERSISTENT, MUST I CONSENT?

A. No. You do not have to consent to a search. The police may pat you down if they suspect you have weapons, but they may not search your belongings, your home etc. without a warrant that is signed by a judge. You have a constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches, and you may exercise that right by calmly and politely stating: “No, I don’t consent to a search.”