The Police enjoy wide ranging search powers provided under the Search and Surveillance Act.

While a search warrant is usually required warrantless searches can be conducted for a number of reasons including where police have reason to believe that you are in possession of illicit drugs, unlawfully in possession of a weapon, firearm or ammunition.

If you are subject to a search, with or without warrant the police are required to tell you your rights. Those rights include the right to speak to a lawyer. My strong advice is that you call me as soon as you are told you are being subjected to a search. Make no statement and answer no questions, other than confirming your identity until you have received legal advice.