The law is rarely black and white but instead falls in gray areas. If the police have a warrant, they most likely can lawfully enter your residence and arrest you. There are exceptions to the warrant requirement that sometimes allow them to search other places, but those exceptions depend upon the facts and circumstances. For example, if you were involved in a robbery with accomplices, the police are allowed to search other areas of your residence when they arrest you because they know that you have accomplices, and those people could injure them while arresting you. Most things with the law depend upon the precise facts and circumstances associated with a particular case. You need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area. Check out the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to find a good attorney in your area.
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