Searches and Seizures

Drug Search and Seizure in NYC

The Fourth Amendment protects individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. Any evidence retrieved during an unreasonable search and seizure is deemed inadmissible. If the evidence is inadmissible, then it cannot be used to prove criminal charges against you. When this occurs, the State may have to dismiss its case. A search or seizure is unreasonable when you have a reasonable expectation of privacy, courts look at your intention to keep something private, and if society as a whole recognizes your expectation of privacy as reasonable.

If you have been charged with a drug crime and believe an unreasonable search and seizure by the government occurred, contact Mr. Petrus and he will advise you on this issue and fight for your Fourth Amendment rights. Hiring a NYC drug crime attorney could make the difference between your case being dismissed and a conviction.

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