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By Randy Means
In May 2011, the Supreme Court fi nally answered a question
that has troubled lower courts for years: May police
enter a house without a search warrant under the exigent
circumstances exception to the warrant requirement when police
decisions and conduct create the exigent circumstances?
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2011)
By Pam McDonald
In Michigan v. Fisher, December 2009, the Court provided some clarification of when police can enter a home under the exigent circumstances exception to the warrant requirement, and it specifically identifies the "emergency aid exception" as one type of exigency that may permit entry into a home without a warrant.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Feb 2010)