The fourth amendment helps protect the freedom and privacy of so many American citizens. It essentially states that it is "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Evidence obtained in an illegal search that violates someone’s Fourth Amendment rights is not admissible as evidence of an individual’s guilt in court. Evidence like this is known as “fruit of the poisonous tree” because the state would not have the evidence had it not violated the defendant’s rights. A defendant can make a move to suppress illegal evidence, and then the state or law enforcement must prove to the court that the search and seizure were either permitted by a warrant or justified by some other exception.
It is crucial that you know to understand this amendment since it safeguards so many freedoms we enjoy. Without it, the privacy of American citizens would be diminished greatly. If you think law enforcement has unfairly violated your 4th amendment rights, you should seek out a criminal defense lawyer like Attorney Jed Silverman to help defend your rights.
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We have handled countless criminal defense cases and know how to navigate the legal system. When you need someone who you can trust to help defend your rights and freedom, rest assured The Law Offices of Jed Silverman is here for you. You can reach us at (713) 597-2221 or contact us through our website today.