Defense Attorney for Victims of Pretextual Traffic Stops
In an attempt to curtail illegal drug activity, police officers are becoming more aggressive in making traffic stops and engaging in search and seizure of persons and vehicles. Yet, in their zeal and haste, many of the stops they initiate prove pretextual, lacking reasonable suspicion or are illegal.
A pretextual stop occurs when the police use illegal justification to stop a vehicle in order to search a person or place, or to interrogate a person, for an unrelated serious crime for which they do not have the reasonable suspicion necessary to support a stop.
~United States v. Millan
If you believe your traffic stop was conducted without reasonable suspicion or you were subjected to illegal search and seizure, contact our illegal traffic stop law firm online. At the Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg, Federal Criminal Law Center, our aggressive criminal defense lawyers defend the rights of their clients and pursue justice on their behalf.
Choose Experienced and Proven Representation
For more than 20 years, founding lawyer Marcia G. Shein has provided skilled legal representation and built a record of favorable outcomes for state and federal crimes cases. Achieving a proven level of success in federal drug cases, including pre-trial and sentencing mitigation issues, she fearlessly works to have charges dismissed, obtain an acquittal, negotiate a fair settlement or overturn a conviction on appeal.
As an experienced attorney, Marcia G. Shein knows many "routine" traffic stops are mere ruses to conduct illegal search and seizure operations outside the bounds of the Constitution. Because officers suspect individuals to have involvement with drug crimes, often they will find reasons to initiate traffic stops with the intent to conduct search and seizures on claimed bases such as:
- Tires riding too low
- Taillight blinking improperly
- Windshield being cracked
- Crossing the lane line
Contact Our Firm to Protect Your Rights
At our Georgia firm, we believe police should be held accountable when they disregard the rights of others. Our attorneys work to build a defense case with strong evidence demonstrating the pretextual nature of the traffic stop and the illegitimate grounds for search and seizure.
To protect your rights, contact our Atlanta criminal defense law firm online to discuss your traffic stop, search and seizure or criminal charges. Call 404-633-3797 or toll free 866-719-3420.