Search and Seizure in Baltimore, Maryland
Simply stated, the Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable search and seizures. When law enforcement conducts an investigation that involves a search, it must follow the law and ensure that your rights are protected. Falling short could lead to evidence obtained illegally; evidence that can be used to convict you of a serious and life-changing sex offense.
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I am defense attorney Charles L. Waechter. For more than 35 years, I have represented Maryland residents victimized by unreasonable and illegal search and seizures. At the Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter, I focus on ensuring that my clients’ rights are protected from the moment an investigation starts to the final outcome of their case. Any violation of their rights — specifically related to search and seizure — will be brought to the attention of a judge.
You do not have to give consent to a search. Allowing police officers in your home eliminates the need for a warrant and gives them free reign to search for evidence that can be used against you.
Baltimore Search and Seizure Lawyer
If you have been charged with a sex offense that involves child pornography, the hard drive of your computer becomes a target for a search. Law enforcement teams up with forensic computer experts to locate any illegal/illicit images and the data related to them. Providing them access without a warrant or the help of an attorney ignores your rights and compromises your case.
The issue in search and seizure is not about your guilt or innocence. Police officers often go too far in unreasonable search and seizures, leading to me pursuing suppression of the evidence obtained. Refusing a search does not mean you have something to hide. Innocent people have been wrongfully convicted of serious sex offenses because of that overreach. You do not have to be one of them.
Contact an Experienced Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
If you face charges of distributing child pornography, contact me, criminal defense attorney Charles L. Waechter, to schedule a free initial consultation at your earliest convenience.