The motion to suppress evidence may be the single most powerful tool in the defense attorney’s arsenal. If a judge determines that evidence necessary to prove an essential element of the prosecution’s case is inadmissible, then the case literally goes away. Even where suppression of certain evidence does not result in outright dismissal of the case, it can result in far more beneficial plea negotiations.
If you are facing criminal charges, contact me, Paul D. Cramm. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I know the value of suppressing the State’s evidence in a criminal case. Over the years, I have drafted and argued countless successful motions to suppress evidence. I advocate zealously for the protection of my clients’ Fourth Amendments rights under the United States Constitution.
A Strong Advocate for Constitutional Rights
Knowing that a powerful motion to suppress evidence can cause a criminal charge to be dismissed, one of my strategies as a defense lawyer is to demonstrate to the judge that contraband, statements, or other essential evidence is not admissible in a client’s case because the search violated the client’s constitutional rights. Often these violations of rights occur during situations such as execution of a search warrant, arrival at the scene of a disturbance, traffic stops or simple car accidents when the initial matter escalates to:
- Illegal searches and seizures
- Unwarranted breathalyzer tests or chemical analysis
- Knock and Talk Suppression Motion
- Search Warrant Suppression Motion
- Federal Suppression Motion
There is a significant caveat pertaining to suppression of evidence: If the prosecution has multiple pieces of evidence to introduce against you and any one of those pieces of evidence is sufficient to sustain a conviction, then suppression of any single piece evidence may not result in outright dismissal of all charges. However, in a case built on an improper confession or the unlawful discovery of contraband during a car search, a powerful motion to suppress evidence can put an end to the case before jury selection.
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