Illegal Search and Seizure


Pennsylvania Lawyers Handling Illegal Search & Seizure & Probable Cause Matters

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution forms the basis of our right to privacy and to be free from illegal searches and seizures. It applies in arrests (seizures) and in law enforcement searches of places that would otherwise be private. Determining whether a search or arrest was legal or illegal requires a comprehensive understanding of the facts of the specific matter in question.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause ... Fourth Amendment to the Constitution

Examples of Illegal Search and Seizure

At our Philadelphia law firm, our attorneys help people who experienced an illegal search or seizure. We explore filing a police misconduct claim that seeks compensation for the damages you suffered.

Our cases include:

  • Warrantless searches of a home, apartment or business without probable cause, consent or emergency
  • Arrests without arrest warrants or probable cause
  • Search and seizure at public schools
  • Police entering a property without following the knock and announce rule
  • Forfeiture

Instances such as these often represent violations of an individual's civil rights under the Fourth Amendment.

If you or a loved one believe that your right to be protected from illegal search and seizure was violated, contact our Philadelphia law firm to schedule a no-cost consultation with an experienced lawyer.

You pay no legal fees unless we win. Conveniently located across from City Hall in downtown Philadelphia.

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