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Illegal Search and Seizure Lawyer in Muskegon

If you have been accused of a drug crime in Michigan, police have likely already searched your property, and possibly seized alleged evidence. Under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, all Americans are protected against unreasonable search and seizure, and if it is determined that the evidence against you was obtained through unreasonable means, it may be excluded from a potential trial, which could help you achieve a case dismissal or court victory. Always speak to an attorney after you have been investigated for or charged with a drug crime, and ensure that you do everything you can to fight unjustly obtained evidence. Knowing how to protect yourself from an illegal search in Muskegon could be the difference between jail time and your freedom, and it is critical that you do all you can to understand state and federal search and seizure laws and how to use them to your advantage throughout a criminal investigation.

Grabel & Associates is recognized as a top drug crime defense firm in Muskegon, Michigan, because we have been able to achieve such great case results for our clients statewide over the past decade. We know what it takes to win in even the toughest cases, and are prepared to utilize innovative and aggressive criminal defense strategies to help you reach your case goals, guiding you through the actions you need to take every step of the way. Clients who have been charged with drug crimes in Muskegon depend upon our lawyers because we have extensive experience fighting back against drug possession, possession with intent, and manufacture/cultivation convictions, and we have proven our skill in countless past cases. Let us protect you from wrongful conviction and excessively harsh penalties, contact our drug crime defense lawyer in Muskegon now for a free initial consultation.

What is the Difference Between Search and Seizure?

Any time that an officer or investigator looks through your home, vehicle, and property; inspects your person in attempts to uncover evidence, it is considered a search. During any search, specific protocol must be followed to ensure evidence can be used later on in the case, and if any of the specific procedures or regulations is not followed, the results of this search can be challenged.

In almost all cases, a search warrant is required, unless you consent to the search, you are under arrest, or there is a specific administrative purpose for the search. Although this does not apply to articles in plain view of an officer, in almost all other cases, except some involving vehicles, police cannot search you or your property without a warrant. Never give your consent to a search before contacting an attorney, even if you know you have nothing to hide. Consenting to a search does not make you appear less guilty or get the officer on your side, and all too often will hurt your defense. Police do not have to advise you that you have the right to refuse a search, and it is very important that you understand that you have this right and need to utilize it no matter what the specific details of your case. Remain calm and politely decline any and all requests for a search, and don’t make any other comment as police question you. The only thing you need to say to police is that you need to speak with your lawyer. Our Muskegon drug crime defense attorneys are available 24/7 to walk you through the steps you need to take to protect yourself as you fight back against criminal conviction.

Exposing Illegal Search and Seizure in Muskegon, MI

If you are under investigation for a drug crime, our lawyers will fight to protect you from illegal searches and ensure you do all you can to protect yourself as police and prosecutors attempt to build a case against you. If you or your loved one has already been arrested for a drug crime or charged with a narcotics offense, you may still be able to challenge the evidence gained through an illegal search, so contact a member of our team now. We will review every detail of your case and go over the investigation with you, determining if and when your rights may have been violated, and advising you on how to utilize any police mistakes to your advantage. Our criminal defense lawyers know that every case is unique, and we take the time to learn the specifics of your case and develop a defense approach based on your legal goals and the details of your situation. Contact us now and benefit from years of Michigan criminal defense experience.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Drug Crime Defense

Call our firm or contact us online today for a free initial consultation. Our toll free number is 1-800-342-7896, and a member of our team is standing by 24/7 to begin providing legal advice to anyone who has been accused of a drug crime in Muskegon. Don’t wait – our attorneys can begin helping you fight conviction right now.

Contact Grabel & Associates for aggressive drug crime defense and protect your freedom.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.