State Officials Should Not Be Treating Your Private Land Like Public Property
Across the country, many state officials believe they can enter your private land without a warrant to search around whenever they please.
And under the U.S. Constitution, they are correct. Due to an obscure legal rule called the “open fields doctrine,” government officials are not currently required to obtain a warrant before entering most private land.
The story is often different, however, under state constitutions. Many state constitutions provide greater protection for private land, and require state officials to get a warrant before entering your farms, fields, and forests.
Are state officials entering your land without a warrant? Let us know! We can help you determine whether you’re living in a state that rejects the “open fields doctrine,” and if so, what you can to do fight back.
Note that we’re a non-profit law firm, so it won’t cost you any money to speak with us. We just want to help property owners stand up for their rights.