The Constitution promises citizens protection against unlawful search and seizure. In the digital age, interpreting these protections has become more difficult. Police and prosecutors often overstep their bounds.
At the Baltimore, Maryland, law office of Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we do everything in our power to protect your constitutional rights. We thoroughly examine police procedures and search warrants to determine if your rights were violated. If police acted outside of the law, we will fight to have evidence suppressed and charges dropped through strong criminal defense tactics.
Fighting For Your Constitutional Rights
Imagine this. Police come to your house with a search warrant for suspected drug sales. They confiscate your laptop and your cellphone. The search warrant allows them to search these devices for evidence of drug sales only. While searching your devices, they find evidence of another, separate crime. Police then charge you with both crimes.
Evidence of this second, unrelated crime is outside the scope of the original search warrant. However, police officers and prosecutors will often try to use it against you in court.
The popularity of social media has also presented unique problems during criminal cases. Photographs of individuals engaged in illegal behaviors — such as drug use or underage drinking — may be posted online. Prosecutors often try to use these images as evidence of your guilt during trial.
Are these forms of evidence admissible? Federal courts are split. At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we believe this is a true violation of your Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure.
Dedicated To Your Defense
Search and seizure of digital devices is a hotly contested area and can often provide clients with a strong defense against criminal charges. At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., our attorneys have decades of combined criminal defense experience. We know how to analyze cases and build strong defenses that get our clients the best results possible.
Contact Us Today
We are dedicated to you. We take the time to review your case with you and answer any questions you may have. To schedule a free consultation, contact our Maryland search and seizure lawyers at 443-529-0795.