When 'Knock, knock' Is No Joke: Former Student & Adjunct Examine 'Knock & Talk' Case

June 3, 2016

What are your rights when law enforcement knocks on your door?

Brandy Roberts Hankins ’14 and adjunct professor Brandon Barnett co-authored an article published in the June 2016 Texas Bar Journal, detailing the 'knock and talk' procedure, the 'plain view' doctrine, and consent. The criminal law article "Knock and Talk: When law enforcement can enter your home," summarizes the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit case United States v. Danhach.

Read the article here.

Hankins is a 2014 graduate of Texas A&M University School of Law and a research associate with Barnett Howard & Williams, a criminal defense law firm in Fort Worth. 

Barnett, an Texas A&M Law adjunct professor of military justice, is a founding partner of Barnett Howard & Williams. He also serves as a military judge in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.