When are the police allowed to search me?

Typically, the police can only search you or your property if you give consent, there is a search warrant or the search is incident to a lawful arrest. Please note that there are other limited circumstances in which a search may be lawful and that it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney review the specific facts and circumstances surrounding your particular case to determine the legality of a search. If the search was illegal, any evidence gathered as a result of that search should be inadmissible in a court of law.