Protect Your Right Against Illegal Search And Seizure

When our country was created, the founders agreed on certain things such as prohibiting offenses they suffered as colonists under British rule. One of those was soldiers coming into their homes at any time they wanted, looking for contraband, weapons or anything that offended the king or government.

Among the amendments to our Constitution, the Fourth Amendment states: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

As interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court, it restricts police or prosecutors in their gathering of evidence in law enforcement activities.

If evidence incriminating you is collected in an illegal search, it may be excluded by the court. It should not be used against you if it was obtained as a result of search and seizure violations.

You have a right to refuse police entering your premises without a warrant that is legitimately procured. Tell police you do not consent to searches of your vehicle or person. Stand up for your rights against illegal searches.

An Experienced Lawyer Is Your Best Defense

As an experienced lawyer dedicated to protecting people against prosecution and protecting their liberty, Steve Thayer will advise you on your rights and represent you if you are arrested. Call defense attorney Steve Thayer about improper search and seizure or any criminal matter. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, or call 360-450-0872.

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