Illegal Police Search Defense Lawyer in Asbury Park, NJ | Monmouth County
Police Don’t Always Have The Right To Perform Searches
The U.S. Constitution provides every citizen with certain rights. One of these rights, spelled out in the Fourth Amendment, gives you the right to be protected from illegal searches and seizures. If the police violate this right, the evidence gathered against you may be dismissed completely.
If you have been charged with a drug crime in New Jersey and believe your rights have been violated due to an illegal search, we can help. Contact the lawyers of Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC, to schedule a free initial consult regarding the facts of your case.
Suppressing Illegally Obtained Evidence Through Monmouth County
If we believe that evidence was illegally obtained by police officers, our defense attorneys will file a motion to suppress with the court. If that motion is granted, the odds that your case will be dismissed increase greatly. The state will have to continue its case against you without any of the drugs or evidence that the police illegally obtained.
Police officers need what is called probable cause to conduct a search. In the case of your home and your car, they usually need a search warrant as well. There are a few exceptions to this rule. If a police officer sees illegal paraphernalia in plain sight, then he or she has the right to conduct a search.
If you believe a cop lacked probable cause to pull you over or search your car or home, consulting with an experienced criminal defense lawyer will greatly protect your rights. Many drug crimes involve illegal searches and our lawyers know how to build a case to defend your interests.
Learn If Police Illegally Searched You And Your Property
Call our New Jersey law firm to schedule your free initial consultation regarding any searches that you believe may have been conducted illegally.