It is often challenging for a layperson to determine when a police officer's search and seizure procedures are legal or not. Our Constitution's Bill of Rights includes a provision protecting citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. However, there are many nuances of the law that require sophisticated legal knowledge to understand.
If you were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, drunk driving or stealing, you may question whether law enforcement agents violated your rights in the process of arresting you.
This is where our law firm's free initial consultations come into play.
Experienced criminal defense attorneys at Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm, P.A., are available to analyze and evaluate your Myrtle Beach area criminal matter. We may realize that your case offers opportunities for defense on the basis of illegal search and seizure.
The sooner you discuss the circumstances of your arrest with a knowledgeable attorney, the more chances you may have to get charges dismissed on the basis of inadmissible evidence obtained through illegal search and seizure. Contact us to schedule a consultation regarding any search and seizure situation such as:
For example, South Carolina law plainly states that “any person entering the premises of any school in this State shall be deemed to have consented to a reasonable search of his person and effects.” Therefore, a search of your school locker is considered reasonable. However, how about a search of your backpack as you walk away from the school parking lot? Talk to a lawyer if this type of activity led to your arrest on suspicion of possession of illegal substances.
Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm, P.A. aggressively and effectively represents tourists, students, juveniles and adults through all stages of a criminal prosecution: first appearance and bond hearing, investigation (including grand jury investigations), pretrial motions, plea negotiations, trial and sentencing. At every step of the way, we concentrate on protecting your constitutional rights, including freedom from unreasonable search and seizure.