Philadelphia Illegal Search and Seizure Lawyer
While we are taught to respect authority and to comply with police officer instruction, one should not take this to mean their actions are beyond the scope of inquiry. In fact, quite the opposite is true as both state and federal law enforcement officers must comply with the law or their actions may cause evidence to be inadmissible or a charge to be dismissed. If you believe that law enforcement officials have taken actions against you or your property which constitute an illegal search and/or seizure, you will need counsel to make your case in court. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. will fight to protect your rights.
What Constitutes an Illegal Search and Seizure?
There are a great number of factors, the totality of which determine the legality of a search and seizure. Was there a warrant? If there wasn't, we must look to whether exceptions exist that warranted the officer's conduct. Did the arrested party provide consent? If not, was there probable cause to prior to officers making the arrest? Did exigent circumstances exist which dictated officer conduct? The number of components which play into this analysis go well beyond the brief discussion we are providing here as the complexities of the Fourth Amendment and its application have been subject to legal scrutiny through much of our nation's history. But these are the base questions which must be asked and discussed in detail with your attorney. If you have questions about the legality - or lack thereof - concerning a search and seizure, call the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today to schedule an entirely free consultation with one of our Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Remember, as with any criminal matter, the burden of proof is on the government. They must make their case and show that their actions were legal. We will use any and all evidence available to us to form doubt in this respect. Your rights under the Constitution and its amendments are paramount and must be protected.
Our attorneys will examine the evidence and do their own analysis with respect to the legality of any search and seizure. We will formulate a plan by which to challenge the evidence and move to suppress the evidence whenever possible. Whether you are "guilty" or not is for the law to decide and law enforcement must operate within the confines of the law. If they do not, they taint the process and are responsible for the outcome. You have rights and they must be respected. Let us help you to ensure they are. Call today to schedule your free consultation.
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