A couple of weeks ago we discussed an instance where a routine fishing license check turned into what police claim was a significant drug bust. Many times, arrests for drug crimes result from entirely other, unrelated suspicions. A driver accused of speeding may find their car being searched, leading to the discovery of narcotics. Or, an individual who is either the alleged perpetrator or victim of domestic violence may wind up facing an arrest on drug charges if authorities see drugs or drug paraphernalia in plain sight.
Simply because the police can search you, your car or your home does not mean that they have the right to do so whenever they want. In fact, the police have to follow the law when conducting a search and seizure. Any search or seizure that violates the law could render any evidence subsequently collected inadmissible in a court of law.
Therefore, figuring out whether a search was legal can be paramount to your legal defense. Yet, the law surrounding this area is complex and evolving. This is why speaking to a knowledgeable and competent law firm, like David G Moore Attorney at Law, can be so valuable. We proudly inform our clients of their legal options and ensure that they know how the law applies to their particular case. Then, based on that information, we advise our clients so that they can better make the decisions that are right for them.
If you have been subjected to a search and law enforcement recovered drugs or drug paraphernalia, you may feel the urge to panic. But you need to be proactive in your criminal defense, as very real opportunities may be waiting for you to discover them.