Protecting Against Unreasonable Search And Seizure
At the law office of John M. Petruzzi, we believe that every person who is accused of a crime has a right to a zealous defense. We work diligently to identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and identify defenses that may be used to the benefit of our clients.
By carefully scrutinizing police conduct that has led to the arrest of our clients, we have been able to obtain favorable outcomes for many of our clients. Through the use of suppression motions, we seek to obtain charge dismissals, gain better leverage for plea negotiations and improve our clients’ likelihood for success at trial. To speak with criminal defense lawyer John M. Petruzzi about your case, contact our law office in Houston, Texas.
Your Fourth Amendment Rights
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. Evidence that is obtained as a result of an unconstitutional search and seizure may be suppressed.
Using suppression motions can help a defendant gain a significant tactical advantage. When evidence is suppressed, the prosecution’s case is weakened. Suppression motions play a role in many drug cases, but may also play a role in cases involving weapons charges, violent crimes, sex crimes and other offenses.
Fourth Amendment suppression motions may be made if the police have exceeded the scope of a search warrant, obtained evidence as a result of an improper traffic stop, conducted a search with a warrant that was not supported by probable cause, or otherwise conducted an unreasonable search or seizure of an individual’s home, vehicle, property or person.
Contact A Skilled Defense Attorney
Let us put our experience to work for you. To schedule a free consultation with Houston criminal defense attorney John M. Petruzzi, call 713-581-1789 or contact us toll free at 888-386-4503. You may also contact us by email.