Individuals are protected and are guaranteed a reasonable expectation of privacy under Florida and Federal law. Law enforcement must obtain a search warrant before conducting a search of your property or conversation for it to be considered legal, in most circumstances.
If law enforcement finds something illegal in your vehicle or on your property, or has probable cause, they can conduct a search. Any evidence obtained from a search without probable cause, may not be admissible in court. If you are detained or arrested, there must be probable cause you were involved in illegal activity, so evidence seized from a search would be admissible.
To be valid under Florida law, a warrant must be signed by a judge. It must contain a description of the persons, location, or items and authorizes law enforcement to conduct a legal search of a specific location and seize any materials during the specified time. Law enforcement must swear under oath that they have probable cause and reason to believe a crime was committed or there are illegal materials on the premises.
There are a number of circumstances under which law enforcement may conduct a search without a warrant:
You should call the law of office of Ronald Chapman, so we can find out about the events surrounding your arrest. We will ask many questions to learn more about your situation. Did law enforcement have a warrant? Did the police coerce you into agreeing to a search? Was there probable cause? Ronald Chapman is an experienced defense criminal defense attorney who knows about search and seizure laws. Even if police have legally seized evidence from your vehicle or home, he can file a motion to suppress the evidence.
If you have been arrested and believe your rights have been violated by being subjected to an illegal search, contact Ronald Chapman. Ronald Chapman is an experienced defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the Florida criminal court system and is dedicated to his clients. Ronald Chapman can help you with your case.
Ronald Chapman practices criminal defense in both State and Federal Courts within the State of Florida. Since 1990, Mr. Chapman has been representing people accused of committing various types of crimes. If you are facing criminal charges in Florida, Ronald Chapman can help.
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Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.
400 Clematis Street, Suite 206
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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