Many questions can be raised when Pennsylvania police officers show up at a person’s home and request to enter. One of the first logical questions a homeowner or tenant might have is whether the officers in question have a warrant to search the premises. If they do not, then the person at the door does not have to allow the police officers to enter, although there are several exceptions to the rule whereby police would be able to lawfully search a home without a warrant.
This is why it is important for people to know their rights and also where to seek support if they believe a violation of rights has taken place. A Pennsylvania woman in Butler recently received a visit from police and wound up being taken into custody. The police say they searched the woman’s home and discovered illegal drugs.
Judge set bond after drug charges were filed
The 44-year-old woman was taken to the Butler County Jail. Police say there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest. A $50,000 bond has been set, and the woman is facing drug charges for allegedly selling heroin in her apartment. Police say they found crystal meth, crack cocaine and stamp bags of heroin inside the woman’s residence.
Exploring criminal defense options when facing drug charges
Every person facing drug charges or any other criminal charges is guaranteed an opportunity to refute the charges in court. Numerous factors come into play when preparing a criminal defense, such as whether laboratory testing proves that a substance police have seized from a property is, in fact, what they claim it to be. To achieve the most favorable outcome possible, it is helpful to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney before heading to court.