Illegal Search Defense

Drug Possession Defense in Lexington, Columbia and Other Areas

All 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 marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, and LSD.

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