Q: Attorney Tully, I am on parole for drugs. My parole officer is tough. He wants to come into my house for no reason at all. Is that right?
A: A parole officer needs some reasonable suspicion to enter your home without a warrant. Also, it cannot be a made-up reason to catch you in a crime. In December of last year the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that parole officers cannot use an uncorroborated tip from an anonymous caller to go into one’s apartment. See the danger the Court was trying to protect citizens against? Government overreach comes in many sizes and shapes. Call me.