Search and Seizure

 Illegal Search and Seizure Protection

Under protections afforded by the United States Constitution and the Arizona Constitution, you have the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. In order to protect your rights, police officers and prosecutors must obtain a search warrant before searching your property. In addition, police must have a reasonable basis before stopping and arresting you for a suspected drug crime.

If law enforcement conducted an illegal search and seizure, call the Phoenix, Arizona, Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC at 602-957-3300. As a former Maricopa County narcotics prosecutor and aCriminal Law Specialist Certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, Howard Snader defends people against illegal search and seizure throughout the cites of Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Chandler, Casa Grande, Kingman, Prescott, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Yuma, Apache Junction, and Goodyear.

By attacking the validity of search warrants, traffic stops, wiretaps, informant statements, and seizures of property, Howard Snader has successfully defended countless people charged with:

  • Drug Possession for Use
  • Drug Possession for Sale
  • Transport and Trafficking of a Drug
  • Manufacturing and Cultivating of a Drug

Mr. Snader has challenged a variety of illegal and deceptive police search and seizure tactics including:

  • Illegal Traffic Stops: Before conducting a traffic stop, the police officer must have reasonable suspicion that you have engaged in an illegal activity. Before arresting you and searching your car, an officer must have probable cause. Attorney Snader has defended people who are the victim of unconstitutional traffic stops.
  • Improper Forfeiture and Seizure of Property: If arrested for a crime, the police may have to forfeit any property the police deem involved in the suspected illegal activity. If improperly arrested and your property forfeited, you deserve the return of your property.
  • Improper Execution of Warrants: Before entering your home to execute a search warrant, the police must knock and announce their presence. They must wait a brief period before breaking down your door. Attorney Snader has successfully argued the lack of exigent circumstances justifying violating this rule.
  • Warrantless Searches: On occasion police may execute a search and seizure without a warrant. Attorney Snader has successfully challenged the police officers warrantless searches in many instances.

To learn more about illegal search and seizure issues, call the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC.

Call 602-957-3300 or contact me online for an initial consultation to discuss your criminal law matter.