Police Can Make Mistakes During Searches
The police are required to follow certain rules when conducting a search.
These rules can be very complicated. If these rules are not followed to
the letter, a motion to suppress the evidence found during an illegal
search and seizure can be filed by an attorney. We are equipped to investigate
your claim and provide the legal advice you need. If the evidence in your
case is not allowed because it was found illegally, you may be able to
have your case dismissed.
There are many different situations where a search might be allowed without
a warrant, which can include:
Consent search - If given permission, police can legally seize any evidence discovered.
Plain view search - This is evidence located in an area police can access or that can be
seen out in the open
Search during arrest - A search for protection of police can be made during an arrest to look
for weapons or evidence that might be destroyed.
Search of a car at traffic stop - Vehicles can be searched during a legal traffic stop, if police believe
the vehicle may contain something illegal.
Search for an emergency purpose - If taking time to get a warrant would affect public safety or if important
evidence might be lost.
Protect Your Rights! Contact Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A.
Our West Palm Beach criminal defense attorneys can help investigate your
case. We possess specialized knowledge to help determine whether police
followed proper procedures, can negotiate with prosecutors, and prepare
your case for trial. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a crime
due to an illegal search and seizure, our legal team can help the accused
receive fair and just representation.
For client-focused representation,
contact us without delay.