Illegal Search and Seizure
Military Criminal Defense Lawyer
One of the methods used to investigate crimes, track down vital evidence
and information, question potential witnesses and arrest suspects is through
search and seizure. A search and seizure is a legal hunt done for property,
documents, communications, or other items believed to be evidence of a
crime and the act of taking possession of those items. When speaking of
search and seizure as it relates to international law, it is the right
of war ships, as laid out by treaties, to examine merchant vessels during
wartime in order to make a determination as to whether the ship and/or
its cargo is liable to seizure.
Now while search and seizures are a necessary step in the pursuit and prosecution
of alleged criminals, that doesn't mean individuals don't have
rights. You have rights afforded you by the Fourth Amendment and those
rights include the need for probable cause, before legal search and seizures
can occur. So, if you or a loved one are the victim of an illegal search
and seizure you need to contact an experienced attorney at the firm right
away. They are here to advise you of your legal rights and give you expert
representation to protect those rights.
Were you the victim of an illegal search and seizure?
While some search and seizures are perfectly legal, there are instances
where illegal search and seizures can occur. Sometimes individuals are
unaware of their rights as laid out by the Fourth Amendment and as a result
unknowingly forgo those rights. There are places and instances where there
is no reasonable expectation of privacy, however if an individual is unaware
of the laws surrounding search and seizures they may give permission for
a search when they had no legal requirement to do so.
Don't give away your rights, we are here to protect you. With experience
military criminal defense cases, the attorneys know exactly what is needed in order to protect and
preserve your rights by giving you the best legal representation possible.
Contact a court martial attorney from our team for more information on this issue!