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These situations almost always involve the police either explicitly or implicitly making improper threats, e.g., we will arrest you for no reason other than that you won’t let us do what we want, or impossible promises, e.g., we will talk to the prosecutor and make sure you aren’t charged for the eight pounds of marijuana in your closet.What the officer means here is that it would be much easier for him if the resident simply consents to a search.
To conduct a knock and talk, police arrive at a home, knock on the door, and ask questions in an effort to gain consent to search the premises. Instead, it is some other situation, which undoubtedly creates a host of other constitutional concerns. First, this article is not about the police arriving at your home with a search warrant. If a knock and talk becomes involuntary or nonconsensual, it is no longer a knock and talk.Consider this scathing review of the knock and talk technique from Circuit Judge Terence T.
Evans: The police had no warrant when they went to apartment 7.They were taking a shortcut in the hope that something good (from a drug-busting perspective) would turn up.