Asserting Your Rights Against Illegal Searches
At the law office of John M. Petruzzi, Attorney at Law, we defend clients throughout the Houston area who have been charged with a drug crime. If a police officer searched your car, your home or other property without probable cause or a search warrant, you should immediately contact an illegal search and seizure attorney in Houston.
What Is Illegal Search And Seizure?
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects people from illegal search and seizure. This means that the government through law enforcement may not search your property without probable cause or without reason.
Illegal search and seizure issues often arise in drug crime cases. Most often, this occurs when the police search a car during a traffic stop without a warrant.
If your car, home or other property was searched by the police without a warrant, you should speak to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Evidence that was obtained illegally (or without a warrant) may not be used against you in a court of law and should be disregarded. If this is not the case, it is critical to seek help from an experienced defense attorney.
Your Case Is In Experienced Hands
Attorney John M. Petruzzi has more than 30 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer in Texas and more than 150 criminal jury trials to his credit. He understands the complexities of drug charges and how to address illegal search and seizure issues. If you are facing drug trafficking, distribution or manufacturing charges, contact our firm to learn how we can help.