My question involves criminal law for the state of: Florida
My girlfriend and I were having an argument and the sheriff's were called. When they came to our door they let themselves in. My girlfriend tried to stop them and asked if they had a right to come in without permission. They said that they did because they were responding to a call so they had every right.
My first question is do they have a right to enter the house w/o our permission because the neighbors called them?
When they forced their way in they found a bong in my room and a small pipe in the dinning room. They asked where the weed was and I showed them that it was in a kitchen cabinet. It was 3 grams.
Because we were cooperative they wrote us both tickets for a notice to appear as opposed to arresting us, so they said. The offenses on the tickets were Poss of cannabis under 20 grams, contray to section 893.1300.68 and poss drug paraphernalia contrary section 893.1470.
My second question is what should I do? Since we didn't give them permission to come in yet they let themselves in does that give us any leeway when we go to court and getting it thrown out? How should we plead?