Search Warrant Defense

Search warrants allow law enforcement to search an individual’s home, place of business, or other personal effects for evidence of criminal activity. When search warrants are executed and individuals are charged as a result, a defendant has a constitutional right to challenge the legality of the warrant. Additionally, a search warrant has specific requirements that must be fulfilled to ensure it does not run afoul of the Constitution.

Case law holds that search warrants can fall short of these requirements. When a warrant does not fulfill its requirements, defense counsel must contest its issuance. Defense counsel can challenge such through a motion to suppress the evidence. A motion to suppress, if granted, will exclude the evidence seized pursuant to the warrant. Search warrant defense and motions to suppress are some of the most important aspects of criminal defense that can never be overlooked by counsel. Our attorneys can assure our clients they will do everything in their power to provide the most effective defense.

See our tab about a motion to suppress to better understand its interplay with search warrant defense.

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