Knoxville Illegal Search And Seizure Attorney

Illegal Search And Seizure in Drug Cases

If you have been charged with a drug crime in the state of Tennessee, you are probably already well aware of the seriousness of your circumstances. State prosecutors and law enforcement officials know this as well, and will employ every possible tactic to secure your conviction. But you have rights and the criminal defense attorneys at Baker Associates are ready to help defend them to the fullest extent of the law. Over the years we have defended many cases in which overzealous officers have run roughshod over our client's Fourth Ammendment rights in an attempt to shore up their flimsy case. If you are facing similar charges, there is a good chance the evidence stacked against you may have been collected illegally. Contact our firm as soon as possible to review your options in a free case consultation.

But don't delay. A drug conviction can have detrimental effects to both your personal and professional life. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you could be facing:

The sooner you get in touch with a member of our criminal defense team, the sooner we can begin investigating the methods employed in your arrest. If there was a breach of enforcement protocol or failure to obtain the proper warrant, you can be sure that we will find it and use it to our advantage. Don't let the prosecution run you in and out of the courts without a proper examination of the evidence on hand. Call Baker Associates today and get the facts you need to ensure your freedom.

Call (865) 521-0001 or submit your information online and we will be in touch with you shortly.

What is "Probable Cause"?

Under the 14th Ammendment of the Bill of Rights, every U.S. citizen has the right to be free from unlawful searches and seizures by law enforcement. The law is designed to prevent local police departments, federal agents, and other affiliated government entities from overreaching their authority. In the state of Tennessee, unless police have fulfilled a certain criteria, they are not permitted to search your person or property. With that said, officers of the law could supersede the Fourth Amendment provided they find probable cause within which to act.

In essence, probable cause is exactly what it sounds like. If a police officer looking at the situation presented to them has enough evidence or suspicion that a crime has taken place or is presently happening, they may act accordingly. However, for as simple as it sounds, this is one of the most contentious areas of police work and evidence gathering. Working outside of a warrant, police must have a very clear and viable reason to search and seize your property. Some more common scenarios include:

What Options do I Have?

The answer to this question greatly depends on the circumstances surrounding your case. In many instances, police officers have unknowingly violated your Fourth Amendment rights, in which case we can file a motion to suppress the evidence they collected. But again, this depends on the mitigating and aggravating circumstances involved. We highly recommend contacting Baker Associates as soon as possible to review your options and begin building a proper defense. The number to call is (865) 521-0001.


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Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
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