Guiding You Through The Legal Process

Know Your Rights In Search And Seizure

At Michael K. Allen & Associates, we believe that every person who is accused of a crime has a right to an aggressive defense. We work diligently to identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s case to seek the best possible outcome for each client we serve.

One of the ways that we have been able to help many clients is by carefully scrutinizing the actions of law enforcement. We review police conduct to determine if they have violated the constitutional rights of our clients. In some cases, we are able to use such information to suppress evidence or otherwise take action that increases the likelihood of a favorable outcome for our clients such as a dismissal or acquittal.

Your Rights Under The Fourth Amendment

The Fourth Amendment protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures. If the evidence the prosecution is using against you was obtained in a way that violated your Fourth Amendment rights, we will press to have the evidence suppressed. This may result in the prosecution’s case being significantly weakened, thus improving our odds of obtaining an acquittal at trial or improving our chances of obtaining a favorable plea agreement.

When To Question The Seizure

Fourth Amendment suppression motions may be made if the police have exceeded the scope of a search warrant, obtained evidence resulting from a traffic stop that was made without sufficient cause, conducted a search with a search warrant that was not supported by probable cause, or otherwise conducted an unreasonable search or seizure of an individual’s home, vehicle, property or person.

Search and seizure issues are common in cases centered on weapons and drugs. but they can arise in any criminal case in which the police have conducted an unreasonable search and seizure. Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and experience to identify police errors that may give rise to successful suppression motions. Using our experience and knowledge of the law, we provide a strong defense for each client we serve.

Speak With A Criminal Defense About Your Case

It is not always clear when law enforcement has overstepped. We will scrutinize your case and determine whether your assets were seized illegally. Call 513-718-2125 to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer at our Cincinnati firm. You may also contact the office by website email.