Did they have a warrant?
no warrant, just want to view my computer to make sure nothing illegal is on it
They can ask but they don't have the authority to enter the home without a warrant, absent your permission. If you are still on parole or probation then the conditions of those will allow them to do so.
I am not on parole or probation, the state police just told me when they visited to confirm my residence that the US Marshal's would be stopping by to view my computer
There is nothing that allows them to do so without a warrant or your permission.
thank you very much for your assistance
I've never seen the US Marshalls do that anyway.
I thought they would need a warrant I just wanted to confirm it
Yes they would.
Best wishes to you.
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