Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Andres R. Guevara Will Protect Your Rights in Cases Involving Warrantless Searches
Every individual has the right to enjoy and use of public spaces without interference by law enforcement. Therefore, in order to detain an individual, a law enforcement officer must be aware of specific facts that criminal activity is taking place and that the individual detained is connected to that activity. If not, then the detention is unlawful and illegal and any evidence gathered as a result of the detention must be suppressed under Colorado and federal law.
Be aware that law enforcement agents are not required to obtain a search warrant to search a vehicle which they have stopped if they have probable cause to believe criminal activity is taking place. In addition, police officers are not required to obtain a search warrant to perform a limited search of an individual for weapons if they have a reasonable suspicion to justify that intrusion. If an individual has been lawfully arrested, the arresting police officers do not need reasonable suspicion, probable cause or a search warrant to perform a complete search of the individual.
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To discuss your case with me, lawyer Andres Guevara, call 720-379-8262 or fill out the contact form below. My law office is in Denver.
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