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If you got a misdemeanor warrant and the cops knock on your

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If you got a misdemeanor warrant and the cops knock on your door but you don't answer can they knock down your door and come in
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Hammer O'Justice replied 6 months ago.

Hello.

Yes, the police can enter a home with a valid misdemeanor arrest warrant in Texas:

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/tx-court-of-appeals/1495950.html

The only issue is whether they had good reason to believe that the person who was the subject of the warrant lived at the residence and was actually home. If they had reason to believe that the person was present, then they are entitled to enter the premises with the misdemeanor arrest warrant.

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