Illegal Search and Seizure in Clinton Township
Many drug crime cases involve evidence that has been gained through the search of a suspects’ person, car, or house. What many suspects don’t realize, however, is that they are protected against these searches in many cases, and sometimes the evidence gained through these searches can be inadmissible in court. Working with an drug crime attorney throughout every stage of your Clinton Township drug crime case could be the difference between a wrongful conviction, and a case victory, especially if an attorney is able to expose violations of your rights through illegal search and seizure. Contact our firm now to learn more about how our proven defense approaches can help you in your unique case.
When evidence has been obtained illegally, it is usually up to you to point that out to the court. As soon as you are accused of a drug crime in Clinton, you should contact an attorney who can guide you through what to say and do to protect yourself against violations of your rights. Unless police have a warrant, you should never consent to a search without speaking to police and even so it is critical to consult an attorney and not speak to police as they seek to gather evidence against you.
Under the direction of founding attorney Scott Grabel, our drug crime defense team will fight to protect your 4th amendment rights, and aggressively defend your freedom throughout a criminal investigation and potential trial. Contact our firm now for a free initial case consultation and find out more about our approach to Clinton search and seizure defense.
Illegal Search in Drug Crime Cases
When law enforcement examines an individual’s vehicle, home, or person in efforts to find evidence that can be used to substantiate claims of drug possession, distribution, or manufacture, a “search” has taken place. In most cases, for a search to be legal, police must first gain a warrant from a neutral judge.
If, however, you give your consent to a search, the requirement for a warrant is no longer valid. You absolutely have the right to deny a search of your home, but police don’t have to inform you of this right. Be aware of the power you have to refuse a search, as it may save you from conviction later on.
In some cases, and officer may search certain areas during an arrest, for instance anywhere in plain view, an automobile, or a person. It is important to still evaluate every search with an attorney on your side, however. Our lawyers are available 24/7 to begin working with you to look over the details of your case.
Seizure of Evidence
When an individual is briefly detained under suspicion of criminal wrongdoing, “seizure” is said to have occurred. In order to seize a person, an officer must have reasonable suspicion and probable cause for arrest.
Individuals who are accused of a drug crime oftentimes are detained after a police officer finds drugs or drug residue in their possession. Always speak to an attorney if you or a loved one has been detained, and evaluate whether or not any of your rights were violated. The 4th amendment to the United States’ constitution protects individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures, and our lawyers know how to uncover violations of this right in drug crime cases. Contact our Clinton team now for a free initial consultation and learn more about how our defense lawyers can fight for you in your drug possession, distribution, or manufacture case.
Illegal Search and Seizure Defense
Our lawyers have dedicated their lives to protecting clients against wrongful conviction, and we take illegal search and seizure very seriously. No matter what the specifics of your case, our skilled defense lawyers want to hear from you as soon as possible, and begin helping you work through the steps you need to take to fight back against misdemeanor or felony conviction. Look over our proven results and see why we are trusted by clients statewide to deliver premier defense in drug crime cases, and get in touch as soon as possible by phone or email.
Contact Trial Attorney Scott Grabel for Macomb County Illegal Search and Seizure Defense
To speak with an attorney, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online. We are available 24/7 to begin fighting for you and will immediately begin advising you on some of the unique legal issues and rights violations you may have encountered in your case thus far.