Providence, RI asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York

Q: I was in someone's house who's name was on a warrant but my name was not I was still arrested can this case be dismissed

Had drugs in my bra and male officer with out my consent retrieved it again my name was not in warrant nor my description

1 Lawyer Answer

William Head

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sandy Springs, GA

A: Each case turns on its own facts. From what you put in this message, it seems to be an illegal search. Police have limited rights to search a person who is not named on a warrant, for safety purposes.

Call New York criminal law specialists Bob Baska, at this number, to get his detailed advice on your case. 315-399-0696. He previously worked for me.

He will handle, or refer you to a qualified attorney.

Tell him William Head referred you.

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