Drug possession convictions can result in serious consequences that can harm the rest of your life. Many charges stem from the police finding illegal drugs on you or in your home or vehicle. Drug cases are taken seriously by local and federal agencies, and sometimes the push to combat drug crimes results in your rights being violated in the process.
You have rights when it comes to police searching and seizing anything found on you or in your property. The Fourth Amendment protects you from unlawful search and seizure by the police. This means that law enforcement officers must follow certain procedures when searching you, your property or when making a traffic stop. They must also follow certain procedures when seizing items that will be used as evidence against you in a criminal case.
You have rights during several situations with the police, including:
A traffic stop
A police officer stops you on the street
A police officer enters your home to arrest you or search for evidence
A police officer confiscates your personal property
How do you know if your rights were violated during an illegal search and seizure in Utah?
Some common examples of an individual’s rights being violated by law enforcement is when there was no probable cause for your arrest. If it was an unlawful arrest, a confession or evidence from the arrest cannot be part of the criminal case.
Another example is when the police search your home without a valid search warrant. This means that any evidence found cannot be used against you since the police did not have the legal right to search your property.
A criminal defense attorney can help if you believe your rights were violated. The law protects you from unlawful search and seizure. Any evidence or pending charges that result from a violation of your rights may be thrown out. However, every case is different so it is important to work with a lawyer right away to make sure your rights and future are protected.
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Don’t let illegally obtained evidence lead to a conviction. Our Utah unreasonable search lawyers vigorously pursue motions to suppress evidence on the basis of an unreasonable or illegal searches and seizures of evidence in Utah.
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