What is an Illegal Search & Seizure?
Houston Drug Crime Attorneys Explain Your Rights
Experienced criminal defense attorneys know that police reports are often
inaccurate. In fact, what the officer says happened and the facts at the
scene are often very different. When police don't have a legal warrant
or have no real probable cause for searching a property and seizing property,
their only recourse is to put their own slant on what actually happened
at the scene of the arrest.
At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we go beneath the surface of what
the police say happened. We investigate police procedures for search and
seizure and make sure your rights were protected at every step of the
process. In many cases, if we discover that our clients' rights were
not protected and that property was seized illegally, the evidence is
inadmissible and a felony can be reduced to a misdemeanor. In a three-strike
state like Texas, that can be a critical factor.
Search-and-seizure laws are in place to protect our rights as free people
of this state and country. Whenever we represent a client in a drug case,
we look carefully at the facts behind the arrest and even more carefully
at the evidence the prosecution says it has against you. There is more
to an effective
criminal defense case than simply guilt or innocence. The Constitution protects your civil
rights. Oftentimes, we can prove that the police officers at the scene
disagree on the facts or fail to follow legal procedures. We look for
every opportunity to have your charges reduced or dismissed.
Challenging Evidence in Harris County Drug Charges
Don't give up. We don't. We look for every way possible to keep
you out of jail and to keep your record free of a conviction. If you think
your rights were disregarded by a police officer who violated your protections
from illegal search-and-seizure during a
drug crime arrest, talk to an experienced attorney right away.
Contact a Houston drug crime lawyer at (713) 597-2221 .