When Is a Police Detention Illegal under the Fourth Amendment?

Does it matter if a detention of someone is outside or inside a home?  In the famous case of Terry v. Ohio, police were found to have lawfully detained a person on a street corner based on a reasonable suspicion.  Do the same rules apply if police detain someone inside a home?  Are exigent circumstances required to detain someone without a warrant if the detention is inside a house?  Why, if not?  Why if so?  To read answers to these questions, click on the following link, as police often do detain people inside a house and the legality of this, as well as evidence obtained in a subsequent search, is often at issue.


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