Date: April 7, 2019
A motion to suppress evidence is a request by a defendant that the judge exclude certain evidence from trial. The defense often makes this motion well in advance of trial—if the defendant wins it, the prosecution or judge may have to dismiss the case.
As an Amarillo defense attorney, I will investigate all aspects of a drug arrest to determine whether unlawful search and seizure procedures occurred. I believe that illegal search and seizure is a threat not only to my clients but to the liberty and privacy of all Americans. I am alert to violations of client’s rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. Where present, I move to suppress the evidence, which almost always results in dismissal of charges. Where there has been a confession, I investigate for duress and police failures to advise my clients of their rights to remain silent and to consult an attorney. Where undercover agents are involved I check for instances of illegal entrapment of my clients.