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Illegal Search & Seizure

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The Fourth Amendment & Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was created to give people a reasonable expectation of privacy. It states that citizens should not be subjected to searches and seizures without a proper warrant. However, there are certain situations in which law enforcement officials cannot immediately obtain a warrant but have probable cause and may legally enter the property.

If you believe that you were subjected to unlawful search and seizure in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, contact Horn Wright, LLP right away. Our attorneys are committed to securing justice on behalf of those who have had their civil rights violated and are ready to fight for you.

Suspect your civil rights have been violated? Find out during a free case evaluation. Call our New York illegal search and seizure lawyers at (855) 465-4622 to request yours today.

When Can Police Officers Enter My Property?

The only circumstances in which law enforcement officials may enter your private property are:

  • If the police officer asks permission to enter and you give them consent
  • If the police officer has a valid search warrant for the private property they are searching
  • If the police officer has an arrest warrant and a reasonable belief that the person named in the warrant is on the property
  • If contraband is in plain view of the police officer
  • If certain emergency situations are occurring, especially those that are life-threatening
  • If the property is a vehicle and the police officer has probable cause to believe there are illegal items within it

Outside of these situations, a police officer is not permitted to enter your property and conduct a search and/or seizure. Reach out to our attorneys if you believe your rights were violated.

Experienced Attorneys in New York Protecting Your Rights

If you believe that you have been the victim of an illegal search and seizure, it is important to immediately consult with an experienced New York civil rights lawyer. The line between legal and illegal actions is very thin with respect to these situations, and having a legal team with an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of the law can help you understand your rights and bring about a claim for illegal search and seizure.

Contact us at Horn Wright, LLP to learn more. We are available 24/7 to assist you.


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