Are you a business owner?

Have government officials been snooping around your business, records, or other private property without permission or a warrant?

We want to hear from you!

Government officials often think they can intrude on private business premises without consent or a warrant due to a misguided legal rule called the “closely regulated businesses doctrine.”

That doctrine, which stems from a series of U.S. Supreme Court cases from the 1970s, has convinced many government officials that they can intrude on business premises whenever and however they please.

But that’s wrong—the Fourth Amendment protects businesses from unreasonable intrusions, just like any other private property. Overly burdensome ”’no-notice” inspections, done in the name of inspecting records or searching files, might be a violation of your rights.

Find out if you have a potential IJ case!

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As a non-profit law firm fighting to protect Americans’ right to be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures, the Institute for Justice takes on clients free of charge.

If you’ve had problems with intrusive government inspections at your business, please fill out the form above.

IJ attorneys will review and determine if you have a potential case.

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