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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.

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    Richard A. Grossman, Trial Attorney

    4.7 / 5.0

    Based on 21 reviews

    Paul N.

    I needed an attorney who was well versed in State and County law. I was lucky to find Mr. Grossman. He represented and protected me in and out of court. He made all the preliminary calls and made sure we were ready to deal with my case. I owe him my gratitude and my respect. I would say, you will be hard pressed to find a better attorney in the Atlanta. Thank you Mr. Grossman.

    David O.

    Attorney Richard Grossman is a very experienced knowledgeable lawyer. I called him to take on my case and he was very responsive. He picked up the phone right away and gave me free consultation that most lawyers will charge you for . I was facing felony charges and he took on my case on a short notice. The case was dismissed on 01/18/2019. I will recommend him highly for anyone facing serious criminal charges . Also he helped me locate my passport which was taking away from me as a bond requirement, I picked up my passport today 02/04/19. Thank you Mr Grossman, God Bless you !

    Cheryl B.

    Richard is not only a fabulous attorney who gets great results, but he truly cares about his clients. He takes the time to listen, explain and answer your questions. I highly recommend him

    Crystal E.

    I am so appreciative and thankful for Attorney Richard Grossman. I was in a very serious situation and needed the expertise of an exceptional lawyer, and Attorney Grossman fit the bill completely. He is an extremely knowledgeable, straight forward, compassionate, and dependable attorney. He went above and beyond and worked extremely hard with everyone involved to get me the absolute best possible result for my case. I am so very grateful for him.

    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!

    Yolanda T.

    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!

    Lee T.

    Mr. Grossman recently represented me after I was arrested for drug charges. And unlike a lot of other lawyers that I observed, he did exactly everything he said he would do. There was no dishonesty or stringing along like I expected and he was very knowledgeable about everything I was experiencing. My fiance was also arrested with me and he had a not so great public defender so I got to experience lawyers from both ends of the spectrum and Mr. Grossman is definitely the best of the best. And even though he didn't have to, he would often give me advice and insight in my fiance's case as well since his lawyer wasn't always so helpful. Although having a good lawyer is very, very expensive Mr. Grossman worked with us as much as he could and it was worth every penny. He also just always seemed like he cared about my well being. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal services.

    Norbert M.

    My grandson TP, a teenager, was charged as an adult with three counts of aggravated child molestation. The charges carried a sentence of 25 years to life. We interviewed several lawyers and law firms before hiring Mr. Grossman. Mr. Grossman listened to our issues and discussed our options. We hired Mr. Grossman and he talked to TP several times before the court date was set. It took the state almost a year to bring the case to court. I live out of state and the court date kept being extended. During this extended period of time Mr. Grossman visited TP many times even on Saturdays and Sundays. He did a thorough investigation which included going to the site and interviewing witnesses. Mr. Grossman was always informed, knowledgeable and ready for whatever the state presented us with during the proceedings in or out of the court room. TP and I were always informed about what to expect and our options. During his many visits with TP Mr. Grossman helped TP mentally and made him feel secure. The jury selection by Mr. Grossman was excellent. From day one our Mr. Grossman was very impressive with a calm demeanor. However in the court room his presentation was excellent. It seemed to me, that he was the superior legal mind in the court room. It appeared Mr. Grossman had complete control of everything that happened in the court room. TP was ACQUITTED and his arrest record was expunged. We were highly impressed and always felt secure because of Mr. Grossman's actions and ethics during our ordeal. We highly recommend Mr. Grossman.

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