Illegal Search and Seizure in Drug Trafficking Cases in Oklahoma

The people are assured of being safe from illegal search and seizure by the Oklahoma State Constitution and the Constitution of the United States.  Promises of safety from illegal searches are just promises until the judiciary throws out the bad searches.  In order to get the case properly presented to the Judge, an attorney has to know his stuff.

In Oklahoma, the law is on the side of the people and when the government oversteps the boundaries set in the constitution, the case must be thrown out of court.  In simple terms, the police can’t do whatever they want.  If the State’s case is based on an unreasonable search or seizure, it must be thrown out.

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects people against unreasonable searches and seizures. Specifically, search warrants must be ordered based upon probable cause and must describe the “place to be searched and the person or things to be seized.”

Ultimately, the law is the only thing preventing the government and its police from running over the rights of the people.  It may seem that the government always wins, however, that is not the case when an experienced Oklahoma Defense attorney helps you get your freedom.

Just because the prosecution has the confiscated drugs as evidence, it does not mean you will be convicted. If the evidence was obtained in violation of your rights, it is not admissible as evidence and cannot be used against you in court.

As an experienced Oklahoma City drug crime defense lawyers, I know what it takes to thoroughly investigate a drug case, identify violations in my client’s rights, and challenge the prosecution’s evidence.

  • Was a search conducted without a valid search warrant?
  • Was there probable cause for the search warrant?
  • Did the search warrant clearly state what was to be searched?
  • Were the drugs seized outside the scope of the search warrant?
  • Were the drugs seized in a traffic stop that lacked probable cause for the stop?
  • Was the chain of possession of the drugs protected by the police?
  • Were the drugs properly analysed?
  • Were fingerprints collected and identified?
  • Ask yourself if you are willing to roll the dice with an inexperienced attorney
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