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Can Police Make Up Any Excuse to Search Your Home?

As everybody knows, your home is your castle and the Constitution, the founding fathers and even the powers that be today, realize that you can’t just search a person’s home with no probable cause behind it. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. In other words, you’ve got to have some information that there’s some criminal activity going on inside the home.  The person whose home it is can’t just be involved in criminal activity.  The police need that extra step which is, not only is the person involved in criminal activity, but they’ve… Read More

Asserting Your Fourth Amendment Right in Los Angeles County

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution has a lot of protections for those people who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. It pretty much protects us against unreasonable searches and seizure by law enforcement. That can be any law enforcement – the police, the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agencies – anybody who’s toting a badge and searching people’s cars, people’s homes, people’s persons – so, the bottom line is the Fourth Amendment has a lot of protections in Los Angeles. Of course, you’re going to need an attorney who knows how to utilize the Fourth Amendment… Read More

Your Fourth Amendment Rights

You may have been a victim of an illegal search and seizure and now you are facing criminal charges. As people living in America, we have a constitutional right to privacy. The Fourth Amendment specifically protects us as a people against unreasonable searches and seizures by authorities. A police officer may not choose to walk into your private space and search your things without a warrant and /or probable cause. Often times, authorities partake in illegal searches and seize things that they know can be used against you in the court of law. These “things” seized during an illegal search… Read More