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Search & Seizure Issues

Oakland Illegal Search and Seizure Attorney

Arrested After a Traffic Stop or Home Search?

If your constitutional rights were violated during a search of your home, your car, your workplace, or any other area, you cannot be convicted of a crime based on the evidence the police obtained. However, the justice system won’t protect your rights—only a defense lawyer can. Our skilled and proven Oakland illegal search & seizure attorney can make sure your rights are respected.

Attorney Nabiel C. Ahmed has spent his entire career defending individuals from the excesses of law enforcement throughout the Bay Area. Our firm has handled thousands of cases over the last decade, earning us recognition and a perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo. When your future is on the line, you want a heavyweight defender in your corner.


If you are facing charges due to an illegal search, don't hesitate to call toll free at (510) 907-6600 or send an e-mail to discuss how to protect your rights with our Oakland illegal search & seizure lawyer.

Understanding Search & Seizure Laws

Under the U.S. Constitution, you have a right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Any police search must be supported by probable cause, and a search warrant executed against you must describe the place to be searched and the things to be seized.

If we can show that evidence against you was obtained by an illegal search or seizure, it is inadmissible in court and cannot be used to convict you of a crime.

This applies in cases where you are asked to consent to a voluntary search and in cases where you are searched involuntarily based on a search warrant. In either situation, the police must follow certain steps before they are allowed to search you and seize evidence.

Taking the Right Steps to Protect Your Rights

If you have been arrested for a drug crime or any other crime based on evidence obtained during a search, our Oakland illegal search and seizure lawyer will get as much information as possible about how the search was conducted and see whether there is an opportunity to suppress the evidence.

The police regularly make mistakes during traffic stops, searches and arrests. They are also sometimes overzealous in their pursuit of evidence and may not always have probable cause to get a search warrant. If the police made mistakes, we’ll make motions to exclude the evidence from being used against you. When these motions are successful, our clients' criminal charges are often dismissed.

We proudly help clients in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Concord, and the surrounding areas!


If you believe you may have been arrested based on an illegal search and seizure, don't hesitate to contact our Oakland illegal search & seizure attorney at (510) 907-6600 to discuss your options.


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