For the most part, we are aware of our rights. Every U.S. citizen is afforded certain rights under the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment is one often relied on when an individual is accused of a crime. This Amendment extends certain protections, especially when it comes to searches and seizures. When faced with a drug charge, defendants could rely on this right when devising a criminal defense. Challenging evidence based on an unlawful search and seizure could help a defendant avoid harsh penalties.
Florida takes a strong stance on drug crimes. As a means to crack down on this type of criminal activity, the state actively seeks to catch those in possession of drugs or attempting to traffic them. Because these types of crimes carry harsh penalties, defendants should take the matter seriously. At Kaylor Law Groups, our skilled attorneys have years of experience handling these types of cases. Our goal is to give our clients the best possible outcome available to them.
Devising a criminal defense strategy is not an easy process. This is where our lawyers can be very valuable and beneficial. We not only understand the laws but also where the prosecution might make mistakes. By poking holes in the state’s case, we are able to make it difficult to prove the elements of the alleged crime. With regards to drug crimes, the search and seizure process is often the first place we look. Law enforcement is required to follow certain steps when carrying out these procedures. The failure to do so could present the option to challenge the evidence, getting it suppressed from the case.
When faced with a serious drug charge, defendants might feel like they little to no options. This is not the truth, as defendants are afforded the ability to fight the charges in court. To learn more, check out our law firm’s drug crimes website. It is important to take measure to protect yourself, your rights and your future.