Were You Subject to Illegal Search and Seizure?
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Were you arrested in Texas for drunk driving under the pretext of a routine traffic stop? Did you, or do you, suspect that you may have been the target of unlawful search and seizure procedures? Our Collin County DWI defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Tim Powers encourage Texans to be aware of their rights to protection from unlawful law enforcement procedures. At the time of your DWI arrest, did the law enforcement officer violate your Fourth Amendment rights?
Contact our firm at (940) 580-2899 to discuss your situation during a free case review.
Defend Your Fourth Amendment Rights
The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution was established in order to protect citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. This Amendment limits the power of law enforcement officers to make arrests, search people and private property, and seize any tangible items including evidence of criminal activity (such as driving with an open alcohol container).
Search and seizure laws have traditionally held that if a person voluntarily gives up his or her right to protections, then law enforcement has the right to search. During our free initial consultation, we will examine whether you did so at the time you were stopped.
There is a clear public interest in preventing drunk driving that may endanger other motorists and pedestrians. In this context, it would seem that the goal of search and seizure laws are to protect your privacy while at the same time, allow officers to reasonably pursue criminal justice and protect the public from danger if they suspect you are driving while intoxicated. In some cases, when there is probable cause, an officer can conduct a search without a search warrant when he or she has reason to believe that a search is necessary to protect the public from imminent danger. Furthermore, cars can be searched without a warrant in certain cases.
The Law Offices of Tim Powers Examines Every Detail of Your Case
Part of our job at the Law Offices of Tim Powers is to meticulously examine every detail and fact related to our client's arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. This includes analyzing the facts to determine whether our client's rights to privacy and protection from unreasonable search and seizure were violated. One of the most important questions is: Did the officer have probable cause to stop you and conduct a roadside DWI investigation?
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We can discuss your DWI arrest in connection with search and seizure laws. Contact the Law Offices of Tim Powers today and our Collin County criminal defense attorneys will gladly help you understand your rights, and determine if you have a solid defense.
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