Unreasonable Search and Seizure
If you have been searched or your property confiscated by law enforcement officials, you may be wondering if the officials had the authority to do so in the first place. If you are facing serious criminal charges as a result of a search and seizure, you should speak with an attorney. If convicted, criminal charges can stay on your record for years and greatly affect your ability to get a job, get loans, or go to college.
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges and needs dedicated legal representation, we can help. Call the Champaign-Urbana criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000 for a free consultation.
Understanding Search and Seizure Guidelines
Under the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, citizens are protected from unreasonable search and seizure of their property. Law enforcement officials must have probable cause in order to legally examine or take your property away from you. This applies to local, state, and federal law enforcement officials, and may involve searches of:
- Trash cans
In order to conduct a search, the officers must first have a search warrant from a judge or be able to justify that the circumstances necessitate a search without a warrant from a judge.
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, call the Champaign-Urbana criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000 to discuss the facts of your case.