Crystal Lake, IL asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois

Q: Do people in stolen vehicles get 4th amendment rights? Does it matter if they know that the vehicle is stolen?

1 Lawyer Answer
William Wolf
William Wolf
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: People have 4th Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. The question here, is whether the search or seizure was reasonable.

There isn't enough information to answer the question. You need to see an experienced criminal defense lawyer to answer whether there was a 4th Amendment violation by law enforcement, and if so, does that help you?

There also isn't enough information regarding the issue of knowledge to answer your question. It's not clear based on your post what the charges are.

Please go see a good criminal defense lawyer on an appointment in person to talk about these issues. Many offer free consultations.

Peter T. Sadelski agrees with this answer

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