Plano Illegal Search and Seizure Lawyer

Have you or a loved one been the victim of an illegal search and seizure? The search and seizure process is utilized in many criminal cases, but unfortunately, authorities do not always follow the rules. This can result in improperly-obtained evidence that could be used to convict you!

State laws concerning search and seizure are constantly evolving, so it’s vital that you have an experienced defense lawyer who knows exactly how to assist if you’ve been the victim of illegal search and seizure.

With over 20 years of experience, the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass can provide you with the aggressive and strategic defense against state or federal criminal charges. Our Collin County lawyers have extensive knowledge of search and seizure laws and we have been successful in defending clients who have been the victim of illegal searches and evidence seizures.

Don’t trust your defense to just any law firm; turn to some of the most experienced state and federal litigators. Our team has defended cases all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, so we know exactly what’s required to launch a successful and highly strategic defense.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges and believe you’ve been the victim of illegal search and seizure, lawyers with the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass are ready to help. We serve clients throughout Dallas, Plano, and the surrounding region. Contact us to arrange a free, fully confidential consultation session. Call (214) 604-8833.

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Illegal Search and Seizure

Illegal Search and Seizure LawyerMany assume that law enforcement and other authorities always follow the law, but this is not always the case. And unfortunately, their decision to break the rules can lead to adverse consequences for your legal case, such as a conviction using evidence that was illegally obtained.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, we have successfully defended clients who’ve been the victim of illegal search and seizure. The following are a few of the most common questions we receive on the topic.

What is Search and Seizure?

Covered under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, search and seizure refers to the process of searching a person, their belongings, their vehicle or their home.

Seizure refers to the act of confiscating certain items, which may be used as evidence in the prosecution of a criminal case. Search and seizure laws also apply to your right to remain silent and the reading of your Miranda rights.

Per the Fourth Amendment, authorities need probable cause to initiate a search. In cases where an individual does not grant permission to perform a search, authorities may be required to secure a search warrant.

The Fourth Amendment protects Americans from unreasonable search and seizure. If the authorities broke protocol in your case, then you may be the victim of illegal search and seizure. Lawyers with our firm will aggressively seek to have any related evidence tossed out. In some cases, the case may be dismissed due to insufficient evidence. This can occur in cases where it’s found that the most incriminating evidence was collected as the result of an unlawful search and seizure.

What Types of Illegal Search and Seizure Cases Does Your Law Firm Handle?

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, we handle a very diverse range of criminal defense cases at the state and federal level. We can handle illegal search and seizure-related issues such as the following:

  • Street encounters – Issues can arise due to problems with the distinction between consensual contracts, reasonable suspicion based on stops, bad stops and probable cause based upon an arrest.
  • Stop and frisk – Issues may involve the principles of stop and frisk, and the reasonable suspicion definition under Texas law.
  • Arrests – Issues can arise from problems related to arrests in public places, versus private homes or arrests as the result of a motor vehicle stop.
  • Search incidents – We handle a number of cases involving searches that lead to an arrest.
  • Use of force in stops and arrests – Issues can arise concerning the decision to use force, the amount of force used and the actual grounds for initiating force.
  • Strip searches – We often encounter issues surrounding when a strip search can be conducted and the manner in which it can be conducted once authorized.
  • Home entries – It’s typical to encounter issues involving the types of entry into a home, search and arrest warrants, entry with consent, protective sweets and beyond.
  • Property seizure – Issues can arise concerning the types of property that can be seized, at what point in the investigation it can be seized and when someone can get their property returned.
  • Miranda rights – Issues can involve when and if your Miranda rights are read, and whether or not they ought to have been read prior to questioning or other investigation measures.

We commonly address search and seizure issues involving motor vehicles. We routinely defend people facing criminal cases that arise, in part, due to the illegal search and seizure of their motor vehicle.

You attorney will investigate the circumstances surrounding the stop and based upon this, we can determine if there was probable cause for the search. Our legal team will also look at the circumstances surrounding the arrest and how the inventory in the vehicle was obtained.

Trust Our Collin County Defense Lawyers to Represent Your Case

Illegal Search and Seizure LawyerChanges in the law now give law enforcement more leverage in the search and seizure process. Attorney Jeffrey Grass has over 20 years of experience in the area of criminal law and has handled cases involving illegal search and seizure of motor vehicles, situations involving home entries and more. He continuously stays informed with changing case law and legislation, and knows how to prepare a strong and effective defense.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, we approach criminal cases from a comprehensive standpoint — always working toward achieving the best possible outcome. Our practice’s founder has also served as a U.S. Navy Judge Advocate (JAG), in addition to achieving an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

If you or a loved one are under investigation or have been arrested for a crime in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano or the surrounding region, contact the criminal defense lawyers with the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass to schedule a confidential, no-cost case consultation. Call (214) 604-8833.