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Georgia Search & Seizure Guidelines Violations Attorney

Atlanta Defense Lawyer

An important part of a drug charge defense is determining whether evidence used in the charge was obtained legally. Search and seizure guidelines determine whether procedures used by law enforcement were performed in accordance with the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

If you are facing a state or federal drug offense, contact a lawyer who can determine whether the evidence supporting the charge was obtained legally. Call the office of Richard A. Grossman, Trial Attorney, at (678) 358-6555.

Fourth Amendment issues

Some of the search and seizure issues that arise in drug cases and other serious crimes include:

  • Warrantless searches. Such searches are legal in only a few circumstances. I make sure that any warrantless search was conducted according to search and seizure guidelines.
  • Reasonable cause. Was there reasonable cause for law enforcement to request and execute a warrant?
  • Workplace searches. Did the search violate a reasonable expectation of privacy in the workplace?
  • Accurate description. Was the property that law enforcement sought correctly described? Was the place to be searched correctly described?
  • Arrest warrants. An arrest warrant does not allow law enforcement to conduct a search except in very limited circumstances. Property seized during the execution of an arrest warrant is often inadmissible.

There are many detailed procedural guidelines for special circumstances involving schools, computers, jewelry, cars and personal searches. Law enforcement officials are required to know and follow these guidelines. When they do not, the evidence seized in the search can be excluded from the case because it was obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

Visitors and passengers

There are other issues related to search and seizure that frequently arise in state and federal drug cases. Individuals are frequently charged with possession or other drug crimes. If you were a visitor to the house that was searched or a passenger in the car that was searched, it may be possible to have the evidence obtained in the search suppressed. Just because you were present when the search was executed does not mean that you were involved with the contraband found by the search.

Results matter in search and seizure cases

I am often successful in building cases based on Fourth Amendment search and seizure issues. I have had cases dismissed, charges reduced and clients acquitted because of a strong argument based on search and seizure guidelines.

Contact a knowledgeable Georgia lawyer

To learn how I use search and seizure guidelines to build a strong case for clients accused of drug crimes or other serious offenses, contact our Search & Seizure Guidelines Violations Attorney today or call us at (678) 358-6555.

Recent Victories

State of Georgia v. Perez

Case #17-CR-573-SG
Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine
Level III - 25-year mandatory minumum
Lumpkin County Superior Court
On June 26, 2018, this case was dismissed

State of Georgia v. Clark

Case # 16SC147213
Charges: Aggravated Assault, Cruelty to Children. Charges reduced to misdemeanors. Suspended sentence i.e. no jail, no probation. First Offender Treatment=No conviction. Fulton County Superior Court: May 17, 2017

State of Georgia v. Spencer

Case # 16SC145748
Charges: Armed Robbery, Reckless Conduct. Client facing mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence without the possibility of parole. All charges Dismissed. Fulton County Superior Court: February 17, 2017

State of Georgia v. Gonzalez

Case # 15B-04016-10
Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Client facing 10 year mandatory minimum prison sentence. After trial by jury, not guilty verdict. Superior Court of Gwinnett County: July 7, 2016

State of Georgia v. Tahhan

Case # 15SC133921
In Fulton County, Ga. Armed Robbery, Home Invasion and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Dismissed on August 18, 2015

State of Georgia v. Garnez

Case # 15SC133726
In Fulton County, Ga. Kidnapping. Dismissed on August 20, 2015

State of Georgia v. Katrina Shardow

In Fulton County, Ga. After a two-week trial a jury found Ms. Shardow not guilty of murder and related charges on May 26, 2015.

State of Georgia v. Dalan Grant:

In Fulton County, Ga. Mr. Grant was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony – all charges were dismissed.

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Testimonials and Reviews for
Richard A. Grossman, Trial Attorney

4.6 / 5.0

Based on 25 reviews


I was facing some serious charges such as assault and kidnapping however Richard Grossman was on point and professional while representing me in court with the results of the most serious charges being dropped and a misdemeanor being the final outcome. If you are facing any kind of criminal charges rather it be a serious or a misdemeanor I recommend Richard Grossman to represent you for positive results.


Attorney Grossman represented my son in a criminal case. His wisdom and advice enabled my son to keep his record clean and the charges were dropped. He is an excellent attorney and explains the court procedures and workings thoroughly. I would definitely recommend him!


Attorney Grossman recently represented my son in a criminal case. He made the proceedings easy to understand and advised us every step of the way. We listened and followed his advice and my son managed to keep his record clean and charges were dropped. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.


Thank you for making my wife and I feel special. You exceeded my expectations of an attorney. You were always there for us no matter the time of day. Your Christian values were constantly demonstrated, you never judged us or looked down on us. You made a bad situation easy to deal with. You will always be apart of our family. Thanks again for a job well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Exodo G

An AMAZING lawyer! Mr. Grossman was very helpful and is extremely knowledgable! He will fight for you as though you're family and is always in contact regarding any matter. Great listener, determined and supportive are some of many things I can say about him. I'm grateful I got to meet him, I will recommend you give him a call!

Yandy P

This guy is the best I highly recommended him, he is really passionate with his job. He do the best for his clients. Richard help my mom with a really difficult case to get out on the best way she got straight probation because he’s effort in the FEDERAL COURT HOUSE. My god bless you Richard.


Mr. Grossman is an excellent lawyer and we cannot recommend him highly ENOUGH! He answered our plea for a lawyer on a Sunday afternoon and helped us navigate the legal system smoothly. We had never had need for a lawyer before and Mr. Grossman worked several months on our behalf, keeping us informed the whole way, and got the case dismissed. His knowledge, concern and experience were greatly appreciated!!

Jeff M

I am a criminal defense lawyer who has known and worked with Richard Grossman for a number of years. Richard is a dedicated, knowledgeable, creative, and hard-working attorney who has many years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer. This has resulted in many very favorable outcomes for his clients. I recommend him wholeheartedly.

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