Was that drug search legal?

In Georgia, police are often cracking down on drug-related crimes despite the fact that many think the “war on drugs” has ended. Conaway & Strickler, PC, Attorneys at Law, are here to help defend your rights if you have ever been arrested because of a drug-related accusation.

The first thing to keep in mind is that the police can only search your person, vehicle, or house under certain circumstances. They can’t enter the premise for no reason at all, and they can’t force their way in if you deny entry as long as there isn’t visible evidence of illegal activity within their direct line of sight. Therefore, if you have gone through the steps to deny them entrance but they enter anyway, any evidence they might find can be discarded in court.

It should also be noted that while it’s legal for police interrogation to get aggressive in an attempt to get you to talk, there is still a line between that and outright threats, coercion, or promises. While the former is legal, the latter is not. If you were the victim of a police officer behaving in such a way, evidence being used against you can be rendered useless.

If you’re facing any type of drug charge, whether it’s big or small, whether you think you’re going to be convicted or not, you can take a look at our web page on drug-related crimes here. It’s always important to know your rights after you’ve been arrested, but it’s especially important when you’re dealing with drug-related charges that can harm your future.

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