• A common question I ask related to search and seizure is, “Did the police have a warrant?”
  • If they did have a warrant- what they did following the warrant is justified, although not necessarily; you should still discuss your case with an attorney.
  • Sometimes police will lie or tell them half the truth to get them to allow them to search; other times they will illegally search and then go back after the seizure and write a police report related to the circumstances.
  • Each search and seizure of illegal items, whether it is drugs, guns or anything related to your case, should be looked at by an experienced criminal defense attorney.
  • If you feel your house, car or person has been searched illegally, contact an experienced NJ criminal defense lawyer.

One of the most important questions I discuss with my clients who come in for a criminal case is related to search and seizure of their house, car, or person.  That question is, “Did the police have a warrant?” If they had a warrant, what they most likely did following that warrant is justified, although not necessarily. Your case should still be discussed with an experienced attorney. However, the police did not have a warrant at the time of most searches in New Jersey.

A lot of times the police will lie to an individual or tell them a half truth to get them to allow them to search or consent to search. Other times the police with search without any consent and then go back after their seizure of some contraband or illegal item and write a police report related to the circumstances. In any event, each search and seizure of illegal items, whether they are drugs, guns, or anything else related to your case, should be looked at by an experienced New Jersey attorney on a case-by-case basis.

A great defense for any criminal defendant would be the exclusion of whatever evidence they’re being charged with. Again, every case is different. You can’t compare one search to another. If you feel that your house, car, or person has been searched illegally, contacting an experienced Jersey City criminal defense attorney is a must.

Keith Hirschorn, P.C., is an experienced criminal defense attorney working throughout the state of New Jersey. If you have any questions regarding your case, call the law office to set up a free initial consultation.