Supreme Court Upholds Authority of Police to Enter Home Without Warrant to Protect Occupant Objectively Believed to Be Seriously Injured or Imminently Threatened with Such Injury

Brigham City, Utah v. Stuart, 126 S. Ct. 1943 (2006)

In a unanimous ruling of potential relevance to individuals involved in an altercation or a heated dispute in their home or while visiting another individual in that person's home, the United States Supreme Court ruled that police may enter a home without a warrant when they have an objectively reasonable basis for believing that an occupant is seriously injured or imminently threatened with such injury...

Found in DMHL Volume 25 Issue 2