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What is the exact law that states any resident has the right

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What is the exact law that states any resident has the right to revoke concent for an officer to enter the home, even when they have already entered.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 4 years ago.
It is not an "exact law" it is the Fourth Amendment that guarantees protection from unreasonable search and seizure. The U.S. Supreme Court, on a number of occasions, has stated that an individual may limit the scope of a consent to search by the terms of the authorization. One of the most obvious ways that an individual may limit the consent to a search is by revoking the consent or by asking the officers to stop their search. See: United States v. Bily and US v. Ho.


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