Illegal Search And Seizure

The Constitution Protects Your Rights

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as well as the Iowa Constitution, protect you from unreasonable searches in places where you have an expectation of privacy such as your home or private property. If the authorities conduct an illegal search and seizure, any evidence obtained may be inadmissible at trial, but proving a search or seizure was illegal does not mean your case is dismissed automatically.

Attorneys J. Dean Keegan and Thomas D.S. Farnsworth understand the nuances of these constitutional issues and have successfully argued for the suppression of illegally obtained evidence in many criminal cases.

Call 319-887-6900 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys. Their knowledge and skill can make a difference in your case.

Suppressing Evidence Weakens The Prosecutor's Case

The suppression of evidence results in dropped charges. Most frequently, suppression of this evidence weakens the prosecutor's case and makes it easier to successfully defend a client against criminal charges. This is a complicated area of law because there are several exceptions to the prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure and a lawyer who is unfamiliar with each exception's specific requirements may fail to obtain the best result for the client.

Criminal defense lawyers J. Dean Keegan and Thomas D.S. Farnsworth have used illegal search and seizure as the basis for defending clients in misdemeanor and felony drug cases. They are aware of common search and seizure issues that arise in drug cases and will aggressively defend your rights.

Mr. Keegan has been defending clients in Eastern Iowa since 1992 and Mr. Farnsworth learned how the prosecutor addresses search and seizure issues when he was a prosecuting legal intern in Johnson County. He has been defending criminal cases since 2006. As a result of this experience, our lawyers have a strong record of success in cases involving search and seizure issues.

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