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Search & Seizure Overview

Overview of New Jersey Search & Seizure

There are few areas of criminal law that generate more frustration from the standpoint of those accused than the manner in which the police conduct a search of their person, car, home or other property. The context in which these issues arise run the gamut ranging from searches incident to a routine auto stop to whether proper Procedure for Obtaining or Executing a Search Warrant was followed. Irrespective of the scenario in which a search arises, the lawyers at our defense firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, possess the know how to insure that your constitutionally protected Privacy Rights are not subordinated to the interests of the police. You can be assured that our attorneys will put the prosecutor to the limit when it comes to proving that a search was proper and that we will not hesitate to file a Motion to Suppress to challenge and contest their actions. If you were searched in Union County, Middlesex County, Bergen County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Essex County, Ocean County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Mercer County, Morris County or elsewhere in NJ, a lawyer on our defense team will make sure it is set aside if it was improperly conducted or was otherwise invalid under the law. This practice center includes information concerning all areas of law on this issue and do not hesitate to contact us at 1-877-450-8301 if you would like to defeat the actions of the police.

Comprehensive Review of NJ Search Law

Our criminal defense practice deals with search and seizure questions just about everyday. We find that these issues can be extremely complex and demanding. Indeed, while the law generally imposes a Warrant Requirement, there are numerous exceptions which often come into play. We have provided information concerning each exception and have addressed other important issues on this subject, including:

Automobile or Car Search

House Search

Search of a Yard, Porch or Other Curtilage

Search of the Person & Clothing

Search Incident to Arrest

Evidence in Plain View

Inventory Search

Consent to Search

Search Based on Smell

Abandoned Property Search

Protective Search

Search at School

Special Exception: Roadblock, Random Drug Test & DNA Sample

Wiretap and Surveillance of Telephone or Cell

Intercept of Text Messages

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers

An attorney would be happy to review the facts of your case and provide you with their impression concerning the validity of your search. The constitution protects you from unreasonable search and seizure but you will never know the answer to whether your rights were violated or be able to challenge an illegal search without the assistance of a competent lawyer. That is precisely what you will get when you consult our defense office regarding a case anywhere in New Jersey including Passaic County, Morris County, Bergen County, Essex County, Mercer County, Monmouth County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, and Union County. We can contest your search and defeat improper actions taken against you but only if we are given the opportunity to represent you. Call one of our lawyers anytime 24/7 at 1-877-450-8301 for a free initial consultation.

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The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall represent New Jersey adult and juvenile clients from offices in Shrewsbury, Cranford, Toms River, Jersey City and New Brunswick. We provide prompt and convenient client service to people in such communities as Newark, Plainfield, Freehold, Eatontown, East Brunswick, Edison, Woodbridge, Westfield, Clark, Rahway, Piscataway, Sayreville, Elizabeth, Middletown, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Jackson, Lakewood, Point Pleasant, Edison, Old Bridge, Aberdeen, Linden, Belmar, Eatontown, Hazlet, Holmdel, Ocean, Sea Bright, Hoboken, Weehawken, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, Tinton Falls, Wall, Brick, Dover, Jackson, and other locations in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Union County, Ocean County, Burlington County, Mercer County, Essex County, Hudson County and Morris County.

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