If you’ve been charged with possessing a gun or any other weapon, you need to explore all possible defenses. This could include suppression of evidence, resulting from an illegal search and seizure. Suppression is a remedy the courts apply where the police have illegally seized evidence.
For example, if police entered your home and searched it without a warrant, consent, or exigent circumstances and found a gun, it should legally be suppressed. When suppression is granted, the prosecutor may not introduce illegally seized evidence at your trial. This would typically result in the gun charges being dismissed.
The law of suppression is extremely complex but an intrusion into a person’s privacy must be legally justified. If it’s not justified, the evidence seized as a result of the intrusion must be suppressed.
Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer,contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.