Illegal Searches and Seizures
In many cases where an arrest happens, one of the first issues to look at is 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 the Shapiro Law Firm, in Plano, Texas, our attorneys understand 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 40 years, our firm has built a strong track record for getting results in Collin County and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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 trafficking offenses
- Sex crimes
- Internet crimes
- White collar crimes
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.
Contact the Shapiro Law Firm
If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to talk with an attorney and learn whether the evidence against you may not have been legally obtained. Learn more about your options by calling the Plano office of the Shapiro Law Firm at 972-423-0033.