(TN) Help! Police allowed bail bondsman to search my house without my consent.

"> It is a Federal law that allows bail bondsmen to search the registered residence of a fugitive. The relevant Supreme Court case is Taylor v. Taintor." There is no FEDERAL LAW that gives a bail bondsman the right to search. Period. Absolutely none. Allow me to introduce you to the 4th amendment.

The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.

"All that said, in my state, bail bondsmen or their agents are supposed to tell you who they are and who the are looking for before they enter. Because she used your address on her bail bond application (even though it appears that you were not the one who bonded her out), it sounds that they had the right to search your home for her. At least, based in the info you provided. There may be further restrictions or allowances for bondsmen in your state, but this is how the feds look at it."

Jesus fuckin christ. I have already given you the info on FEDERAL LAW and the TN state law regarding a bail bondsman right to search.

"but this is how the feds look at it."

NO THEY DON'T. 4th amendment State law civil contract

Please explain to me how another individual can sign away my fuckin CIVIL RIGHTS.

You said you work in the bail industry. Tell me, is the bail contract a civil agreement or a court issued order.

"They may pursue him into another State; may arrest him on the Sabbath; and if necessary, may break and enter his house for that purpose."

Bull shit. Try that shit in Illinois, lets see how well that works out for you. (Check out their laws regarding bondsman and bail agents.)

"Nicholls v. Ingersoll is a related Supreme Court decision which guarantees the right of a bail bondsman to appoint an agent to apprehend a fugitive oh his behalf."

Why in the fuck did you quote this? This has nothing to do with search and seizure laws.

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