You have constitutional rights that the cops, the prosecution, and other authorities have no excuse for violating. If you are facing criminal charges and believe that your rights were violated at some point during the arrest or at another part of the process, you need to speak up. If the authorities violated your rights, a Bergen County criminal defense attorney from our law firm may be able to get the charges against you thrown out.
There are a few ways that the authorities can violate your rights and build a case that will not stand up to scrutiny. Some examples include:
Taking a confession without a lawyer present: You have a right to an attorney and a right to remain silent so that you do not incriminate yourself. If those rights are not explained to you, any confession you make could be thrown out in court.
No cause for a DWI stop: A cop pulls over a driver for suspicion of DWI, but later it is revealed that they had no probable cause for the stop. It is a bad stop and any breathalyzer or field sobriety test results gained from it could be thrown out.
Cops execute a warrantless search: The police need to have a warrant if they want to search your car or your home. If they find anything while performing an illegal search, that evidence cannot be used against you in court.
When your lawyer shows that your rights have been violated, the charges against you can easily be thrown out or dropped. This is because the prosecution is usually relying on a few key pieces of evidence, like drugs found during a search, a confession the defendant made, or blood alcohol test results. When a key piece of evidence gets thrown out due to a violation of the defendant’s rights, the state might realize it does not have much of a case left.
Having an experienced attorney on your side who is ready to fight for you and your rights can be beneficial. Your lawyer has more experience with this. They can make convincing arguments, showing how your rights were violated and why evidence and charges against you should be thrown out.
If you are facing criminal charges and you believe that your constitutional rights were violated, you do not have time to waste. Contact the Law Office of Attorney Conway and schedule a consultation with our team. We can go over the facts of your case and offer you the strong legal representation you need to protect your rights and your future.