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If the cops get a tip that a felon has guns in thier house,

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If the cops get a tip that a felon has guns in thier house, would the house be searched & the felon arrested?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  AttorneyTom replied 5 years ago.
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Yes. The state would have the discretion to act on the tip or ignore it. However, they could seek a search warrant based on the tip and, once granted, they could search the individual's house to find the weapons and, if they discover them pursuant to such a warrant, he could be charged with a crime.
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