Were drugs, illegal firearms or other contraband discovered during a warrant-based search of your home? No matter what the police found, you may be able to get your case dropped.
Searches based on warrants are preferred over warrantless searches by the courts. That’s because the grounds for the warrant are first reviewed by a judge before the warrant is issued. That review makes it more likely any search of your home does not violate your Fourth Amendment right to be free of unreasonable searches than if the police proceed with a warrantless search.
But just because the police searched your home pursuant to a warrant doesn’t guarantee they can use all of the evidence obtained in that search to convict you of a crime. A recent case decided just this month explains why. Continue reading