Illegal Search & Seizure
Protecting Your Constitutional Rights in Dallas
If police suspect you have committed a drug crime, they may engage in a search and seizure activity to examine your property to see whether there is necessary evidence. In order to do this, the police officials have to be in compliance with both state and federal laws, which requires that they have a valid reasons for doing so.
Under the law, law enforcement has to have at least one of the following:
- Your explicit permission
- A legally binding search warrant
- Probable cause, which is reason to believe a crime has been committed
You Are Protected by the Constitution
Unfortunately, the American legal system is filled with instances of police officers not following the process when searching and seizing property. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects people from "unreasonable search and seizure." Police are not allowed under any circumstance to conduct a search and seizure unless it is in a lawful manner.
If you believe you have been a victim of an illegal search and seizure, make sure you seek out legal counsel from a Dallas criminal defense attorney right away.
Get the Firm to Fight for You
The Knight Law Office, Dallas drug crime lawyer, can work to review every angle of your case to see if the law enforcement involved acted appropriately. If the search and seizure occurred without a reasonable belief or a warrant, any evidence they seize may very well be inadmissible. This means Attorney Knight can work to try to dismiss your case. You should not have to be another victim of police overreach if this occurred to you.
In every case, Mr. Knight brings 20+ years of legal experience to the table. He is a former Dallas County prosecutor who has an in-depth understanding of the conduct and tactics of the opposition in a criminal case. Additionally, he has tried more than 200 jury trials, and represented more than 1,000 people.
Please call his firm today or fill out the online form on this website to get your case evaluation .