Illegal Search Defense
Drug Possession Defense in Lexington, Columbia and Other Areas
drug charges are viewed as criminal offenses. Anytime you are arrested for violation
of a drug law, your freedom and liberty are at stake. Federal, state,
and local law enforcement are constantly out in force looking to make
as many drug arrests as possible. In your drug arrest, there might have
been broken rules, crossed lines and disregarded rights.
If you believe that the police search of your home, business, automobile,
or person was illegal, this may create an important defense that can be
used to negotiate with the prosecutor or to defend you in court. Determining
whether or not correct procedures were followed and using that information
on your behalf requires research into both national and South Carolina
court precedent and procedure. Examples of circumstances that deserve
investigation in any drug arrest include:
- Miranda advisements
- Warrantless searches
- Coerced consents / authorizations
- Police frisks and pat-downs
- Cases involving drug dogs
- Controlled buys
- Confidential informants
- Law enforcement raids
- Juvenile stops and searches
How a Lexington Drug Crime Attorney Can Help
When the police conduct an illegal search, it can result in the suppression
of the evidence. This can be beneficial in both negotiating with the prosecution
and in presenting a courtroom defense. You will want to use this in your
case, and the Lexington
criminal defense lawyers at the
Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC can help you develop this. We are prepared to take on your legal situation
to help you retain the freedom you rightfully deserve.
If you are facing a drug charge, please contact our attorneys as soon as
possible. Although all drug cases are serious, almost none are hopeless.
By hiring our firm, you can begin the path to rebuilding your future.
We represent clients charged with possession, manufacturing, distribution
and trafficking of all illegal drugs including
cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, and LSD.