Detroit Criminal Defense Attorneys Represents Victims of Illegal Search and Seizure
DEDICATED LAWYERS FIGHT POLICE OVERREACH IN MICHIGAN AND THROUGHOUT THE U.S.
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution restricts the power of police to search and seize you and your property, especially without a court-issued warrant. Unfortunately, the police too often violate those restrictions. If you face a criminal prosecution tainted by an illegal search and seizure, Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan will work hard to enforce your rights.
LEARNED COUNSEL UNDERSTAND YOUR FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND HOW TO PROTECT THEM
If the police ask for permission to search you or your property, you have a right to refuse. Without your consent, the police must have probable cause to believe a crime was committed before searching you or your property or before arresting you. In most circumstances, they must get a search or arrest warrant from a judge, based on demonstration of probable cause. However, there are exceptions to the warrant requirement, such as:
- You consent to the search
- The evidence is in plain view
- The search is incident to an arrest and is limited to the area within your immediate control
- You try to get rid of evidence
- The search is necessary to protect the public from imminent harm
An illegally obtained confession, such as one issued by a suspect in custody without a reading of Miranda rights, is also an illegal seizure of evidence. We can give you reliable advice on search and seizure, determine if you are the victim of illegal police conduct and take appropriate legal action.
ZEALOUS ADVOCATES WORK HARD TO EXCLUDE ILLEGALLY SEIZED EVIDENCE FROM CRIMINAL TRIALS
If you have been charged with a crime and there is reason to believe evidence the prosecution intends to use against you was illegally seized, we will bring a motion to suppress. If we can prove to the court’s satisfaction that the evidence was illegal seized, not only will that evidence be inadmissible but any further evidence that the police obtained as a consequence may be excluded as “fruit of the poisonous tree.” We also work to counter prosecution attempts to prove that police would inevitably have found the evidence legally seized.
Contact an accomplished search and seizure attorney in Michigan
If you believe that you may have been the victim of an illegal search and seizure, Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan are ready to help you immediately. Our main office is located in the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit, nearby the Wayne County Circuit Court and the Wayne County Jail. Call us at 313-329-5847 or contact us online for a free consultation.