Illegal Searches & Seizures
Contact Our Dedicated Riverside Civil Rights Attorney Today
Do you believe that you were the subject of an illegal search? The Fourth
Amendment of our Constitution protects all American citizens for unreasonable
searches and seizures by law enforcement. Despite these protections, citizens
all over the country continue to be subjected to illegal searches that
infringe upon their rights. These searches can lead to criminal penalties,
damaged property, and other consequences that victims should never have
been exposed to.
If you believe that you or a loved one were subject to an illegal search
or seizure, then it is time to speak capable and effective legal counsel.
At Grech & Packer, our experienced Riverside civil rights attorney
is a former prosecutor who has an incisive understanding of proper due
process. If there was a civil rights violation in your case, our firm
can identify it and launch an aggressive claim in order to hold the responsible
Ready to learn more about your legal options?
Contact us at 951.291.0105 today.
Illegal Searches & Probable Cause
According to constitutional law, all American citizens are protected from
searches of themselves or their property by both state and federal law
enforcement agencies. There are only a few different circumstances in
which these agencies are legally allowed to make a search.
Law enforcement can search you or your property if:
You give permission. If you give law enforcement permission to search you or your property,
they are legally allowed to proceed with a search.
They have a warrant. Warrants are granted to law enforcement by judges when detectives or
officers present evidence of an investigation indicating that an individual
or organization has committed a crime.
They have probable cause. Law enforcement has the right to conduct a search if they have probable
cause to believe a crime has been committed, is being committed, or is
about to be committed. Probable cause is observable and confirmable evidence
that an individual has engaged (or is about to engage) in unlawful activity.
Otherwise, law enforcement cannot legally conduct a search. If you were
searched under circumstances that do not include the above, then we invite
you to contact our firm today. We can help assess your case and, if necessary, pursue
maximum compensation for this violation of your rights.
We're ready to hear your story. Use our online form to request a
free case evaluation from our attorney today.