Geherin Law Group Discusses Illegal Search & Seizure in Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michimich -- The Fourth Amendment prohibits the U.S. government from engaging in unreasonable searches and seizures. This means the police don't have the authority to search you, your home, your car, or your belongings without your consent, probable cause, or a search warrant.

In order to obtain a warrant, the police must proceed in good faith that is based on reliable information, and that demonstrates good cause to proceed with a search. Even with a warrant in hand, the authorities can only search the areas specified in the warrant. For example, a warrant to search your car doesn't grant the right to search your home – and vice-versa. In addition, items that are outside the scope of the warrant can only be seized if they're in plain view.

Any evidence gathered during a search and seizure that is deemed to be unreasonable is an illegal search, and can't be used against the accused. In other words, an unreasonable search and seizure can derail the prosecution's case.

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For the past 25+ years, Dan has litigated and won numerous of DUI cases throughout Washtenaw County by challenging and suppressing evidence, arguing legal precedent, and convincing juries and judges of clients' innocence or overcharging in drunk driving cases. He posts his successful results (anonymously, of course) on his website.,

Dan—a former prosecutor and board-certified criminal trial attorney (—is also the founder of and author of The Michigan Drunk Driving and Driver's License Restoration Handbook. He has dedicated his career to both defending drunk driving allegations and helping put clients back on the road following a license revocation or suspension, and he's recognized as both a criminal and license appeals expert in Ann Arbor and throughout Michigan.

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Dan Geherin

Source: Geherin Law Group, PLLC.
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