Illegal Search and Seizure in Massachusetts

   Serving Greater Boston, Essex, Middlesex, & Suffolk Counties

As a 25-year veteran of the police force, Mark C. Thomas has written many search warrants. If you believe your rights have been violated by illegal search and seizure, use his experience to gain an UNFAIR ADVANTAGE against the government's case.

The United States and Massachusetts Constitutions grant each citizen certain rights and civil liberties. If your rights have been violated in an effort to obtain evidence against you or hold you for an alleged crime, Mark C. Thomas Law, of Boston, Massachusetts, can help you. Mark C. Thomas Law works vigorously to protect his client's fundamental rights and defend them against criminal charges.

Regardless of the evidence that the police have against you, if they obtained it in a manner that violate your constitutional rights, Mark Thomas can get the court to exclude that evidence. Criminal defense attorney Mark C. Thomas diligently investigates and challenges evidence obtained through violations of your rights, such as:

Illegal Search and Seizure

Illegal search and seizure violations include searching a premise without a search warrant, not having probable cause for a search warrant, or searching for evidence in a manner that is outside the scope of the search warrant.

Lack of Probable Cause

  • Police need probable cause to obtain a search warrant and make an arrest
  • Lack of reasonable suspicion: Police need reasonable suspicion to stop a vehicle
  • Miranda rights and Fifth Amendment violations: When police arrest you and take you into custody, they must read you the Miranda warning, which explains that you have the right to remain silent and the right to have an attorney present. Evidence obtained through illegal custodial interrogation may not be used as evidence against you.

Motions to Suppress Evidence

Criminal defense lawyer Mark C. Thomas has comprehensive knowledge of the United States Constitution and the Massachusetts Constitution. He has a thorough understanding of his clients' rights related to illegal searches and seizures, and he is well equipped to investigate any violations of those rights. Mark C. Thomas and his associates have won many motions to suppress evidence that the police obtained through an illegal search and seizure.

If evidence has been illegally obtained against you in a case involving drug charges or DUI, the law firm of Mark C. Thomas will fight to have that evidence suppressed. Contact criminal defense attorney Mark C. Thomas at his Boston, Massachusetts, law office for a free initial consultation.