Were Your Fourth Amendment Rights Violated?
Any violation of your Fourth Amendment search and seizure rights could result in complete dismissal of all charges against you. The court treats search and seizure rights very seriously because the U.S. and New York State Constitutions guarantee rights to suspects that officers cannot take away, even if they believe that you possess drugs or weapons.
At The Law Firm of Michael S. Berardino, formerly Mangialardi & Berardino, I believe in aggressively defending my clients by using all of the legal tools at our disposal. I defend people throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Nassau and Suffolk.
New York Illegal Search and Seizure Law
The Fourth Amendment gives broad protection to you if you are suspected of committing a crime. Officers often forget or ignore these protections when they believe that you have committed a crime, resulting in an illegal search or seizure. Illegal searches and seizures include a search of your home, person or car without a warrant and car stops without probable cause.
Charges that result from an illegal search and seizure often include:
- Drug possession
- Weapons possession
- Computer crime
- Federal drug and weapons charges
- Sex crime
- Drunk driving
- Embezzlement or other white collar crime
I protect you from zealous police officers who infringe on your Constitutional rights by challenging the search or seizure. I will investigate the facts surrounding your arrest to determine whether you were the victim of an unlawful search or seizure.
Let Experienced Defense Lawyers Fight for Your Rights
I use my significant criminal defense experience working in New York when I prepare your defense. I understand New York search and seizure requirements, and can quickly spot violations of your rights. Once I have identified that a violation of your search and seizure rights has occurred, I may be able to persuasively argue that all of the charges against you should be dropped.
If you have been a victim of an unlawful search and seizure in the New York City area, contact The Law Firm of Michael S. Berardino, formerly Mangialardi & Berardino, as soon as possible, locally at 212-983-5677 or 914-618-4167, or Toll Free at 877-776-5584. I believe in defending your rights and your freedom.