Were Your Fourth Amendment Rights Violated?

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable search and seizure. It also requires that law enforcement officers have probable cause to search and seize property. In many situations, a police officer must obtain a warrant before searching your property such as your home.

If you believe your property was illegally searched and seized, an attorney at Markowitz O'Donnell, LLP, can help you. For more than 20 years, our lawyers have been defending clients charged with all types of crimes in New Jersey. Whether you are facing charges for a drug offense or a theft crime, we will thoroughly investigate your case and work diligently to suppress any evidence obtained from an illegal search and seizure.

What Is an Illegal Search and Seizure?

When a police officer searches or seizes property without probable cause, it is known as an illegal search and seizure. In order to have probable cause, the police officer must have reasonable suspicion, supported by the facts and circumstances, that you have committed a crime.

If the police officer did not have probable cause or made a mistake of fact or law, our attorneys can file a motion to have any illegally obtained evidence suppressed under the exclusionary rule. This means the illegally obtained evidence cannot be used as evidence against you.

At every stage of your defense, we work diligently to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected. Our lawyers are knowledgeable in law enforcement tactics and strategies. Through a careful examination of the evidence and the facts, we will work to have the charges against you dismissed, obtain an acquittal or have the penalties reduced in your favor.

We Will Fight to Have Your Charges Dropped or Reduced

If police lacked valid search warrants, performed an illegal stop or search, or violated your constitutional rights in any way, we will find out and we will use it in your defense. Contact us today at 609-482-3138 or 866-437-1189 to learn more about your rights and defense options. Our office is located in Lawrenceville.