Illegal Search & Seizure
When police and investigators become involved in a criminal drug case, they are legally required to follow specific procedures as they try to collect evidence. Search & seizure laws were put in place to protect the rights of individuals who are subjects of investigations, and when an investigator or police officer violates these laws, they can be held legally accountable. Illegal search and seizure can occur when police or investigators fail to obtain search warrants or fail to act in good faith during the investigative period. Sometimes, even when a search warrant is obtained, the search performed may extend beyond the scope of the warrant provisions, making the action illegal.
The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects all citizens from illegal search and seizure, and specifically states that, вЂњThe right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.вЂќ
If you feel like your rights have in any way been violated by police or investigators, you should immediately contact a ” so they can take action on your behalf. As an experienced defense attorney, Thomas A. Brant is fully aware of the fact that rights violations occur every day, and he considers it his priority to protect the rights of criminal suspects. When a rights violation is suspected, there are certain actions he will take as your lawyer to hold the parties responsible. If the evidence in your case was collected through an illegal search or seizure, attorney Brant will fight to have the evidence thrown out of court so that it will not be used to incriminate you. Without evidence, prosecutors may have a difficult time proving your guilt, and cases are often dismissed after important evidence is thrown out.
“ at the Law Offices of Thomas A. Brant today if you feel you have been the victim of illegal search and seizure!