Our Attorneys Defend Victims of Illegal Search & Seizure
Drug cases frequently arise from warrantless police searches conducted without probable cause, false information provided by addicted or unscrupulous informants, and outright entrapment. One of the most common mistakes that police make is illegally conducting searches or unlawfully seizing evidence.ho have been the victims of illegal search and seizure. Our search and seizure defense lawyers have more than 40 years of combined criminal defense experience, so they know exactly what state and federal law enforcement is and is not allowed to do.
Providing Protection From Unreasonable Search and Seizure
The U.S. Constitution, in addition to the New Jersey state constitution, provides protection from unreasonable search and seizure. If a police officer searches your home, your car or other property without a valid search warrant, it is considered an illegal search. Our law firm will file a motion to suppress any evidence obtained during such a search. In some instances, this alone can lead to the case being dismissed.
Did Police Pull You Over or Search Your Car Without Probable Cause?
The police must have probable cause to pull you over on the road. In addition, if you are pulled over because your car’s taillight is out or for some other minor infraction, it does not automatically give law enforcement probable cause to search your car. If the officer sees drug paraphernalia lying on the seat beside you, however, he or she would likely have probable cause to search the rest of the vehicle. However, our attorneys can still mount an aggressive defense and make sure your rights were not violated at any other point in the process.
We Are in Northfield, Cape May Court House, Wildwood and Atlantic City
The Law Offices of John J. Zarych will diligently investigate the circumstances related to your traffic stop, home search or arrest in order to build the strongest defense possible for you. We have successfully defended clients in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Atlantic City, Northfield, Cape May Court House, Wildwood, Absecon, Buena Vista Township, Rio Grande and elsewhere in New Jersey. To request a free consultation today, contact one of our skilled attorneys at 800-508-9786. We are available seven days a week, including holidays.