Illegal Search & Seizure in Drug Cases
Law Enforcement Must Abide by the Law
The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects people against unreasonable searches and seizures. Specifically, search warrants must be ordered based upon probable cause and must describe the "place to be searched and the person or things to be seized."
Has an illegal search of your home, vehicle, or other property resulted in drug charges involving possession, distribution, or other drug crimes? Although the Constitution grants you the right against illegal search and seizure, it is often necessary to have a skilled lawyer on your side to advocate for and enforce your rights.
Contact the Dallas criminal defense attorneys at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, for aggressive drug crime defense representation in Texas.
The Principle of Admissible Evidence
Just because the prosecution has the confiscated drugs as evidence, it does not mean you will be convicted. If the evidence was obtained in violation of your rights, it is not admissible as evidence and cannot be used against you in court. Our deep knowledge of discovery rules and our aggressive approach allows us to challenge any evidence that was obtained illegally.
Some of the questions we often ask are:
- Was there probable cause for the search warrant?
- Was a search conducted without a valid search warrant?
- Did the search warrant clearly state what was to be searched?
- Were the drugs seized outside the scope of the search warrant?
- Were the drugs seized in a traffic stop that lacked probable cause for the stop?
Our Dallas drug crime lawyers understand what you are going through and the stresses you are experiencing when confronted with drug possession charges, drug trafficking charges, or other state or federal drug charges.
We know what is on the line, and we are determined to provide effective and aggressive criminal defense representation, based on the facts. We are dedicated to protecting your rights—whether that entails aggressively challenging the probable cause for a traffic stop or pursuing a motion to suppress evidence that was collected under an illegal search and seizure.
Schedule a free consultation with a Dallas drug crime attorney today. Call Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP at (214) 301-5007.