Illegal Searches and Seizures
In any case, Brenner Law P.C. will evaluate whether the police had enough reasonable suspicion to stop someone, to conduct a search and to use any evidence that is seized against the suspect. Evidence obtained through illegal searches and seizures is usually not admissible. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side can help you protect your constitutional rights.
At Brenner Law P.C., in Plano and Dallas, Texas, you get an attorney who understands how to identify when an illegal search and seizure has occurred and will draft motions aimed at suppressing evidence that was obtained by those means. We will show where the police failed to meet minimum procedural requirements and infringed upon your rights.
For more than 25 years, Brenner Law P.C. has been analyzing searches and their validity. Property that is within your house or on your property is generally considered to be private. If the police have to enter onto your property in order to get a look at evidence that they wish to use in court, they generally need a search warrant to do so. However, there are certain situations, like stopping suspects from destroying evidence, in which police can search and seize your property in your home without a warrant. This is because the situation itself demands prompt action by the police.
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Issues in Illegal Searches and Seizures
Illegal procedures used by law enforcement can be associated with a wide range of alleged criminal offenses, including:
- DUI and DWI stops
- Breath, blood and other chemical tests
- Drug charges, including possession and distribution offenses
- Sex crimes Internet crimes
- Theft Crimes
- White collar crimes
Protecting and Defending Your Rights
These search and seizures and other methods of investigation can happen prior to, during or after an arrest, and many people do not recognize when their rights are being violated. For this reason, it is important that your lawyer have an in-depth knowledge of search and seizure laws in the state of Texas. You do not want to trust your freedom to someone without the experience you deserve.
Whenever law enforcement is engaging in a search and seizure, there are a number of rules, and exceptions, that apply. These rules are derived directly from the U.S. Constitution, specifically the Fourth Amendment, as well as court opinions. Because of the broad range of rules that can apply to searches and seizures, a number of questions can often arise. Two of the most commonly asked questions regarding your rights when police search you, your home or your car. are: (1) Is the person whose home or property were being investigated/searched expected a degree of privacy? and (,2) Is that expectation of privacy reasonable (usually based on societal attitudes)?
You need an experienced lawyer to evaluate the search and seizure issues. Brenner Law P.C. offers years of experience in looking at search warrants and evaluating probable cause issues in both the prosecution side and currently on the defense side of the justice system.