Search and Seizure

Along with questions about when the police are required to give somebody their Miranda rights, the next most often question people ask me is about getting evidence suppressed or “thrown out” of court.  The Fourth Amendment is your legal protection against unreasonable searches by the government.  Without first obtaining a search warrant from a judge prior to any search, the government must justify the legal grounds for the search or any evidence gathered by the police will be thrown out.

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  1. […] California Penal Code (section 1538.5) is how evidence is suppressed if it was gathered by the police in an illegal search.  Every step of the police investigation is […]

  2. […] California Penal Code (section 1538.5) is how evidence is suppressed if it was gathered by the police in an illegal search. Every step of the police investigation is […]

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