Colorado law is clear with regard to the rules law enforcement officials are required to follow in the course of conducting an investigation. One of the most important aspects of the law deals with how evidence is obtained. When law enforcement officials fail to get proper authorization or overstep their authority during the investigation, it can jeopardize all of the evidence they have collected. In many cases, it can also provide a defense lawyer with everything necessary to beat the charges against his or her client.
At Jurdem, LLC, our Colorado illegal search and seizure lawyers have a number of innovative defense strategies that we use to protect our clients' rights. We know that without evidence the prosecution has almost nothing to work with. When we can get illegally obtained evidence thrown out, it can often provide the key to our client's freedom. There are a number of ways that we can establish an illegal search. In some cases, there can be issues with a warrant that make it invalid. What premises or property are identified in the warrant, proper execution of the warrant and other issues can all determine the scope of the authority a warrant provides to law enforcement officers. We are highly adept at identifying search warrant defects and suppressing evidence collected under an illegal warrant's alleged authority.
The "Knock and Talk"
In some cases, the police will come to your door and tell you that they just have a few questions and that you are not in any trouble. In the vast majority of cases, you are at least a person of interest, and the police are there to gather evidence. The first thing you should know is that you do not have to open the door. If you do, though, and they ask if they can come in and look around, say "no." Sometimes they will tell you that they can easily get a warrant and it would be easier on you if you cooperated. Make them get a warrant and then call us immediately. If the police coerced you into allowing the search or if it was not fully voluntary on your part, an argument could be made for an illegal search.
Contact a Colorado Illegal Search Attorney Today
For exemplary legal counsel designed to protect your rights at all times, you can depend on Jurdem, LLC, in Boulder. You can reach us by phone at 303-800-3509, toll free at 877-761-7852 or simply contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Colorado lawyers. We accept major credit cards for our clients' convenience.