What should you do After an Unlawful Search & Seizure?
Solano County Search and Seizure Lawyers
If you have been the victim of an unlawful search and seizure, you can take action to help ensure that the evidence obtained during the search is not used as direct evidence against you. First and foremost, it is important to remember that you have the right to remain silent, and you have the right to an attorney.
If you were arrested following an illegal search and seizure, you do not have to discuss the case or what was found with law enforcement. In fact, doing so may only work against you. Law enforcement investigators and officers are not there to prove your innocence or to help you get out of custody. They are there to gather evidence and testimony against you, and possibly a confession, so you can be charged with a criminal offense. By consulting a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible, you can ensure that your rights are protected through all aspects of the criminal process – from the very beginning.
Discuss with your attorney your suspicion that law enforcement did not have a warrant or probable cause to conduct a search. Your attorney will know what to do and what to look for in order to prove that you were subjected to an unlawful search and seizure. In some cases, this will mean that key evidence is excluded and is not used as direct evidence against you in court. In some cases this may even mean that your charges are dropped or case is dismissed, as there is insufficient evidence for the prosecution to proceed.
Your Fourth Amendment rights are important and should be protected. At Maas and Russo, our Solano County criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with the aggressive legal representation they need in the wake of an unlawful search and seizure. We represent clients throughout Napa County and Solano County from our offices in Vallejo, California.
Contact the Solano County search and seizure lawyers at our firm to find out how we can help after an unlawful search and seizure.