Paris, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: I am inquiring as to the legality of search warrants and the extent of them.

The police obtaied a search warrant for my house for counterfeit money and in the process they found drugs.i had nothing to do with any of it but I was charged for the drugs and roommates with conuterfeit.and advice??

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John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: Unfortunately, if the search warrant is valid and based on probable cause, the police may search the place specifically named in the warrant. If the police discover criminal or illegal items like drugs or other contraband, that evidence may be used against you if it is your house or place named. While it seems unfair, if the warrant was lawful, the items discovered in the search can be seized and used as evidence of a crime.

Your best move is to keep quiet and get a good criminal lawyer, and protect your rights. Maybe your lawyer can find a problem with the warrant or the search.

LMK if you need more help.

Good Luck!

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