When Is An Arrest Unlawful, A Search Illegal?

Law enforcement personnel must follow the law when they arrest someone or search an individual's person, vehicle or property. If a police officer, state patroller, deputy or agent makes an unlawful arrest or conducts an illegal search involving you or a family member, you may have legal recourse.

The Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution protects citizens against illegal searches and seizure. This applies to searches of your home, car or property without a proper warrant and to searches of your person without probable cause. If you or a loved one has been arrested or if you are being investigated for a crime, our attorneys can help you understand if this principle applies to your case.

Protecting Your Constitutional Rights

At Law Offices of Kelly & Conte, based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, we protect our clients' constitutional rights and defend our clients in a wide range of criminal matters, including:

  • Drug arrests related to possession of marijuana, prescription drugs, heroin and other controlled substances
  • Traffic stops that lead to DUI arrests and other problems
  • Cases in which police did not honor an arrestee's Miranda rights

If you have been arrested, remember one universal rule: Do not talk about your case to law enforcement personnel or prosecutors until you have talked to your lawyer. While it may seem reasonable to explain your situation to the police, what you say can be misquoted or misinterpreted and used against you.

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If you have questions about an arrest in Chester County, Berks County or another part of Pennsylvania, we are here to answer them. Contact us for a free case evaluation. Se habla español.