Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Naperville, Elmhurst and all of DuPage County
If you come into contact with the police, knowing your rights can be the difference between preventing a drug arrest and going to jail. In Illinois, like other places, drug charges are often based on drugs and paraphernalia discovered in searches and seized by the police. If this search and seizure is illegal, the evidence cannot be used against you in your criminal case.
At the law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we take an in-depth look at how drug search and seizure occurred. Representing clients throughout DuPage County, we review every relevant fact and law — then we use this information to pick away at weaknesses in the prosecution's case.
At the law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we represent people who were affected by Illinois drug search and seizure laws in different places:
- Private property/gardens/outbuildings
- Recreational vehicles (RVs)
- College dorm rooms
Your Right to Privacy Under the Fourth Amendment
The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects Americans from unreasonable search and seizure. It protects your right to privacy in your car, your home and other places that you expect to be private.
When the police ask to search your home — when they detain you or stop your car — the fourth amendment stops them from searching you and prevents illegally taken evidence from being used against you.
Many cases have been fought over whether a drug search and seizure was legal. Whether or not the police can search for drugs depends on the circumstances. Usually, the police must have either a valid warrant or special circumstances to search your home for drugs. Without those, they cannot conduct a search unless they have your permission. So, if they ask to search your car, your home or your property? Say "no."
Contact The Law Offices of Norris & Callahan
If you are facing drug charges resulting from a search or seizure, talking to a lawyer as soon as possible is the best way to protect your rights. Contact Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., today. Call us toll free at 1-877-335-6693 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. Serving Naperville, Addison, Wheaton, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, West Chicago, Downers Grove, and all of DuPage County.