Protecting Your Civil Rights From Illegal Search And Seizure
Just because you have been stopped, searched and found to be breaking the law does not mean that your charges will stand. If law enforcement officers violated your rights as they discovered the offense, we can help you get the charges dropped or minimized.
At The Law Office of Randall J. Etheridge of Pensacola, Florida, we have the experience and depth of knowledge to defend your constitutional rights.
We Will Thoroughly Review Your Illegal Stop
We carefully review the exact circumstances of your stop to determine if your rights have been violated. Law enforcement officers often stop individuals without a warrant and without probable cause, routinely kicking the constitution. Unaware of the specifics of the law, officers often make vital errors that infringe on your rights.
It is not common for law enforcement officers to lead individuals down a line of questioning to be able to search more, many times resulting in an illegal seizure. Questions will range from “Do you have anything in your car that will get you in trouble?” to “Do you mind if I search your car?” You are not required to answer the questions, but remember that basic manners will serve your case later.
They often use intimidation tactics such as “If you don’t let us in, we will call for a canine.”
It is important that you know your rights and how much can be asked of you before the situation arises. Many people do not realize that they have been stopped and searched illegally or that their rights have been violated.
Contact A Proven Illegal Search Lawyer
Following the stop, we will carefully review the details of the stop to determine if illegal measures were taken in your arrest. We have a thorough understanding of the laws surrounding these stops, and we know exactly what to look for.
If illegal measures were taken, we will file the appropriate motion to have the charges thrown out or minimized.