Maybe, but illegal searches are a common and often very productive line of defense in drug cases.
If the police overstepped the limits of probable cause, it is possible to have key evidence in a prosecutor’s case thrown out entirely.
Good criminal defense lawyers in New Jersey know how to challenge the initial stop that led to the search, and then challenge the search itself.
While the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution has taken a beating during the decades of America’s drug war, police power is still limited by statute, and your consent or lack of consent can be a determining factor in the legality of a search, and the subsequent evidence it reveals.
For a full consultation on drug-related criminal charges, call attorney Matthew Reisig at 732-625-9661 and learn how to protect yourself from serious penalties in New Jersey courts.