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 get charges dismissed, suppress evidence or obtain increased leverage for a favorable case resolution.
Your Fourth Amendment Rights
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. Evidence that is obtained as a result of an unconstitutional search and seizure may be suppressed.
Using suppression motions can help a defendant gain a significant tactical advantage in some cases. If the evidence which is suppressed is vital to the prosecution’s case, the case may be dismissed entirely. In other cases, the prosecution’s case may be significantly weakened, thus improving our odds of obtaining an acquittal at trial for our client 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.
While search and seizure issues often arise in weapons and drug cases, they can arise in the context of 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.