Hi, I’m Jim Crawford, welcome to the Hip Quick Legal Tip. Today I want to talk about something near and dear to my heart. It’s the Fourth Amendment search and seizure issues that apply to all of us today. Yes, the Constitution still applies, and is alive and well!
This book (“Prosecutor’s Manual for Arrest, Search and Seizure”) was written primarily for prosecutors. If you are charged with a crime, this book is what they use to try to take away your rights as far as the Fourth Amendment. I’ll give you an example. I won’t go into too much detail, but a case I had a little while ago.
An individual was supposedly, allegedly, trying to obtain drugs. The police officers acted abruptly, they went to the car, they broke the window and grabbed the alleged evidence. Totally illegal. The evidence was suppressed or should be suppressed. If you allow the State’s Attorney’s office to prosecute you they will use everything in their power to try to convict you and put you in jail.
If you are charged with a crime and have a Fourth Amendment search and seizure exclusionary rule issue, you need a good lawyer to look at the evidence and the facts. Call us at 443-709-9999 if you want us to help you.