Protection against unreasonable search and seizure
The fourth amendment protects individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures. This right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights is especially important in drug cases.
In many cases, people will be charged with illegal drug possession after police search their home. However, police often need a warrant to make such a search.
If an officer does not have the proper legal authority to search a property and finds illegal substances, then the evidence can typically be thrown out in court.
If you or anyone you know has been charged with an illegal drug possession crime, contact the Champaign-Urbana criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000.