What To Do If Police Ignore Search And Seizure Laws

Law enforcement agents do not have limitless authority to search you, your car or your house. Sometimes, however, they act like they do. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures. Article I, Section 7 of the Washington State Constitution goes a step further and provides you with protection from any search that is conducted without the authority of law.

If you were subjected to a search and seizure, you do not have to assume that it was legal. Consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you believe your rights were violated.

Skilled And Aggressive Legal Representation In Seattle

Attorneys at the Seattle law firm of JRC Practice, PLLC, are experienced trial lawyers and focus only on criminal defense cases. We know that law enforcement agents sometimes fail to follow the correct procedures or abide by the law. When you come to us for help, we will:

  • Thoroughly review the facts of your case, looking for any violation of your rights
  • Analyze the validity of the search warrant used in your case
  • Uncover any violations of search and seizure laws
  • Zealously pursue your rights in court
  • Petition the court to suppress any evidence the police obtained illegally
  • Take full advantage of any weaknesses in the prosecution's case

In some cases, a violation by police is enough to get the charges completely dismissed.

When You Need Someone Who Will Fight For Your Future, Call Us

Many clients appreciate the fact that our lawyers are extremely easy to talk with. We truly listen and make you feel comfortable. We combine a casual manner with results-driven representation. To clients, our lawyers become trusted friends. To the prosecution, we are fearless and determined opponents.

"Jesse's prior experience as a prosecutor has given him a true understanding of what it takes to successfully prosecute a case; this in turn has given him an extra edge when it comes to defense work." — Endorsement from attorney Aaron Pelley on Avvo.com

Set up a free, no-pressure consultation with a lawyer today by calling JRC Practice, PLLC, in Seattle at 206-395-5952. Alternately, you can reach our office by email. We make jail visits and offer after-hours appointments by request.

We have successfully represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels. (Read founding attorney Jesse Corkern's appellate brief regarding a case involving an unlawful search and seizure in Seattle by King County law enforcement.)