Stephen Hebert, a renowned New Orleans criminal defense lawyer, is the right choice for defense if you have been charged with a crime. Louisiana criminal laws are complex, and the proper representation is important for a successful outcome.
One question people often ask, “what should I do if the police want to search my home or car? If you are unsure of the correct response to the police, there are a few things to remember. According to the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution which is our protection against unlawful search and seizure, you have the right to refuse a search. If the police have a legal search warrant signed by a judge, that is a different matter. People often think that if an officer asks permission to search, they are not allowed to refuse. However, without a search warrant, you may respectfully decline.
In the event, the police search your car or home without permission, politely remind the officer that you have not given him permission to search and hopefully his body cam will record the occurrence. At this time you may ask permission to leave if you are in your car or if you are under arrest. If detained, you may refuse to answer questions until you have an attorney present.
Some exceptions include if the police believe that a criminal act is occurring, or if public safety is involved, they may search without a warrant. If an arrest is made, search and seizure are legal.
Contact attorney Stephen Hebert if you believe that your Fourth Amendment rights have been violated. This experienced criminal defense attorney will ensure your rights are protected. Click here to visit his website.
Stephen D. Hebert, LLC – Attorney at Law
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New Orleans, LA 70130