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You can send them away and ask them to come back with a warrant.
I don't know what the specific form the agency would use. However, it would be a court order signed by a judge and would specify that they would be allowed to access a specific residence. With such documentation, they do not need your permission to enter. They can just come in.
If the person who made the complaint comes to your door with other private citizens to intimidate you, you can ask them to leave and tell them that if you don't you will report them and have them arrested for trespassing. Then, that's what you'd do.
What does the fact that they were former occupants have to do with anything? If they are not present occupants and you are, you do not have to let them in.
If they are government agents, such as police or caseworkers from Adult Protective Services and there on official business, you can ask them for a warrant and you'd be entitled to have a lawyer on the premises when they show up with one to make sure your rights were protected. But if they are ordinary private citizens, you can deny them access.
Are you saying that he failed to show for his appointment but came back at another time? You still don't have to let him in unannounced at a time not good for you. You could talk to the police and try to get a protective order if he's harassing you, or have them make it clear to the person that either he shows up at on X date and time or you'll put his property out on the street.
APS, of course, is mandated to check out such complaints. The problem is with those who would abuse the system, as you, unfortunately, have apparently already found out.
I wish you the best with this very stressful situation.
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They do not have to have a warrant, but you have rights too. You can refuse to let them in without a warrant. That means they will get one, and you are only delaying the inevitable. But you do have that right.
If you absolutely refuse to let the social worker in, she can seek an administrative warrant. Administrative warrants need something less than probable cause. The complaint plus the fact that you wouldn't let the social worker in would likely be sufficient for the granting of a warrant, and, of course, once was in hand, you'd have to let the social worker in.
If the care is more than fine, the social worker will tell the court that and the judge would accept that. If the social worker feels otherwise, then evidence from other relevant professionals and witnesses as to the quality of your care would be useful.