Illegal Search And Seizure Defense In Drug Charges

In some cases, an experienced attorney can get drug charges reduced or dismissed due to violation of your Fourth Amendment rights by police. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures.

At the Law Office of Rob McKinney in Nashville, Tennessee, we will analyze your case and identify possible Fourth Amendment and other violations of your constitutional rights. If the drug evidence used to charge you with a crime was obtained illegally, we will fight to have the evidence suppressed so that it cannot be used against you in court.

Call us today at 615-686-2115 for a free consultation.

Illegal Search And Illegal Seizure Defense In Drug Charges

In their zeal to make drug arrests, police often step over the line and search people they had no right to search and seize evidence they had no right to take.

Drug arrests often arise as a result of traffic stops. However, police cannot stop your vehicle without reasonable suspicion that you have committed a crime. If the police did not have a valid reason for pulling you over, all evidence gathered after the stop may be suppressed.

After the stop, police cannot search your vehicle or your person unless:

  • They have probable cause that you committed a crime. An example of probable cause would be drug paraphernalia in a visible area of the car such as the dashboard. Whether or not the police had probable cause to search your person or vehicle is often a disputed issue.
  • You gave police permission to search your vehicle or person. Even if you gave permission, the search may be illegal if the police intimidated you.
  • The police obtained a warrant. The warrant must be properly drafted and executed.

Are Wire Taps Illegal?

A wire tap of your phone or email is a form of search and requires a warrant. Attorney Rob McKinney is experienced in the specific issues involved in the interception of cellphone calls, texts and emails by police in drug cases.

For More Information About Search And Seizure Issues In Drug Cases

Nashville search and seizure lawyer Rob McKinney has the experience needed to protect your rights and advocate for a positive resolution to your drug case. To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact us online, or call 615-686-2115.