As former district attorneys, the San Bernardino & Riverside criminal defense lawyers at Greenberg, Greenberg & Kenyon know the rules the police and prosecution must follow. The police cannot violate your rights by illegally searching and seizing your property. They cannot violate your constitutional rights in any way, and our San Bernardino & Riverside attorneys will not let them. If you are seeking a powerful defense against drug charges in California, we are here to protect your rights.
Contact us today online or by telephone at (951) 274-0003 to speak with one of our Riverside drug crimes defense lawyers. We represent clients throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
The Fourth Amendment and Drug Crime Searches
The Fourth Amendment protects us from “unreasonable searches and seizures” by state and federal law enforcement officials. This means the police must have probable cause in making a search. They must have a search warrant detailing the specific location that is to be searched, or they must have sufficient reason to justify a warrantless search.
Evidence and Illegal Searches in San Bernardino & Riverside
Evidence obtained from an illegal search cannot be used against the defendant. Furthermore, if the unlawfully obtained evidence leads to more evidence, the additional evidence cannot be taken into consideration either.
4th Amendment and Probable Cause
The Fourth Amendment plays a large role in many drug crime cases in California. Police may find evidence in a person’s trunk, but they must have probable cause that searching the trunk will lead to relevant evidence. Otherwise, the evidence, and perhaps the entire case, will get thrown out.
In handling a drug crime case, our attorneys will explore all elements of the arrest and search to determine if our clients’ rights were violated in any way. We are often able to get cases thrown out because the police acted unlawfully in conducting a search. In every case, we apply our thorough approach to defense law to obtain the best possible result for our clients.
Contact our Drug Defense Attorneys Today!
If you have been charged with a drug crime and need a strong criminal defense, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at (951) 274-0003 to speak with one of our knowledgeable San Bernardino & Riverside illegal search and seizure attorneys. We offer free initial consultations and our phone is answered 24 hours per day. All calls are returned promptly.