Search & Seizure: Protecting Your Rights | White & Matern, PLLC
Salt Lake City defense attorney with more than 25 years of experience handling cases involving illegal search and seizure of an individual.
Law Offices of David Paul White & Associates
Salt Lake City801-266-4114
St. George801-266-4185
699 East South Temple Suite 215 Salt Lake City, UT 84102
141 East 5600 South, Suite 209 Murray, UT 84107

The Constitution forbids unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. It is important to know when your rights were violated, and to obtain experienced legal representation to provide an aggressive defense on your behalf.

My name is David Paul White. I am a Salt Lake City defense attorney with more than 25 years of experience handling cases involving illegal search and seizure of an individual, or the individual’s home and property. As your attorney, I will carefully review your case and the evidence against you to identify any constitutional rights violations and determine whether a motion to suppress evidence is possible.

Utah Lawyer Protecting Your Fourth Amendment Rights

When Is a Police Search Legal?

An individual, his or her residence, or his or her property, may be searched under certain circumstances:

  • First, where there is a warrant for the search of a person, premises or property.However, the officers may not exceed the scope of the search as authorized by the warrant. In very limited circumstances, an officer may conduct a search under the exigent circumstances exception to the search warrant rule.
  • Additionally, a search may be conducted incidental to an arrest. An officer must have probable cause that a crime was committed and that the person arrested committed the crime. An officer is then justified in searching the person, residence, vehicle or other property for evidence tending to prove the crime.

The laws of searches and seizures are very complex and fact specific. Many factors come into play. These cases require specific knowledge and expertise to evaluate and defend your rights where these laws are implicated. You should not leave your case to chance or inaccurate and inexperienced advice.

Contact an Experienced Defense Lawyer

When you need experienced and trustworthy criminal defense, contact attorney David Paul White at 801-266-4114. I am known for the characteristically aggressive, efficient defense mounted on behalf of people just like you. I work hard to protect your rights.

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The Law Offices of White & Matern, PLLC represent individuals across the Intermountain West and Utah in criminal defense matters, including those in Salt Lake County and Washington County as well as the cities of Salt Lake City, St. George, Logan, Brigham City, Provo, Orem, West Valley City, Sandy, Murray, Kearns, Draper, Park City, Tooele, Bountiful, Ogden, Layton, South Jordan, Taylorsville, Vernal, Price, Tremonton and Heber City

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