Handy criminal lawyer business card: Remember to “Object loudly so bystanders can hear”.
suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper fucking imporant.
BUT when you’re objecting loudly don’t escalate the situation! Simply state “I do not consent to a search” so when that bystander tells his story it won’t say “the guys was screaming and yelling” it will say “the guy calmly stated he didn’t consent” and it will look much better for you in every aspect.
ALSO ALWAYS READ THE WARRANT! If something is misspelled technically they can’t search your place (don’t quote me on that but I was given that advice from a similar card once). Check the spelling of your name and address before allowing them in your home!
Not only that, but when speaking with police, NEVER LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN. Either speak with them through the door, or stand outside and lock it behind you. Do NOT leave your door partially open, EVER.