Drug crimes: one of the most
subjective areas of the law.
Keep in mind that in drug cases, the legality of how evidence was obtained is often challenged. The Fourth Amendment protects individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government, and these protections apply to situations where persons have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as their home or in personal communications.
The government can intrude on such a zone of privacy only if the search or seizure is deemed to be reasonable. If the government violated the Constitution, the State may have to dismiss its case.
Analyzing whether a search or seizure was legal requires a close look at many factors, and a successful challenge to evidence can mean the difference between a dismissal and a conviction. Your Zukerman attorney can advise you on whether the evidence leading the charge may have resulted from an illegal search or seizure.
If you have been contacted by the authorities about a drug crime, answer no questions and make no statements until you have an experienced Zukerman attorney representing you. We will examine every aspect of your criminal investigation and arrest so that we can build the optimal defense for your situation.