Search and Seizure

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects us all from unreasonable searches and seizures. Except in limited circumstances, law enforcement must have a warrant to search your property. If your property was illegally searched, with or without a warrant, it may be possible to have any seized evidence excluded. This could lead to dismissal of you case.

At Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers, our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience representing clients charged with all types of crimes. We will aggressively defend you from your criminal charges. Our lawyers will fight to have illegally obtained evidence suppressed and your case dismissed.

If you believe your arrest was based on illegally obtained evidence or an invalid search warrant, contact us online. Our New York and New Jersey search and seizure lawyers will protect your rights and defend you from any criminal charges.

Motions to Suppress Illegally Seized Evidence

A motion to suppress excludes documents and evidence seized illegally from the prosecution's case. In many criminal cases, motions to suppress are vital. They can mean the difference between conviction and case dismissal. Many times, the government's case can be weakened or destroyed by a successful motion to suppress.

At our firm, we understand motions to suppress require an attention to detail. Our criminal defense attorneys stay up to date on the ever-changing case law regarding suppression. This allows us to craft persuasive briefs and pre-trial arguments in court.

Investigating the Illegal Search and Seizure

In order to build your defense and try to create effective motions to suppress, we will investigate the search and seizure that led to your arrest. We will review all of the reports and material for the search warrant. When it is appropriate, we will send out investigators to collect evidence and interview witnesses.

Our team of attorneys includes a former prosecutor and Assistant United States Attorney. Our lawyers know how these searches are conducted and where to look for problems with searches and seizures. We will use our experience to defend you from your criminal charges.

Contact a New Jersey and New York Criminal Investigation Attorney

If you have been arrested for a crime and believe evidence was illegally seized, we can help you suppress the evidence. Contact us online to set up a free initial consultation.