Unreasonable Stops And Searches

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The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. This protection plays a role in defending arrests for drunk driving and other criminal charges more often than many people realize. If it can be shown that police stopped you without sufficient cause, or if they administered a roadside sobriety test without proper cause, your case may be dismissed.

Proving an unlawful stop or unlawful police actions occurred following a drunk driving or other traffic stop requires careful and persistent investigation of the details of your arrest. At the law office of Michael A. McInerney, PLC, in Grand Rapids, we have more than 30 years of experience carefully and thoroughly investigating cases and developing successful criminal defense strategies from the facts we uncover.

We Work With Highly Skilled Investigators

Attorney Michael A. McInerney works closely with skilled investigators, including former sheriff's department deputies, former federal agents, and others who are familiar with police tactics and limitations. They detect discrepancies and signs of missteps in police reports that less qualified investigators often miss.

Unlawful traffic stops often lead to charges beyond operating while intoxicated (OWI) when law enforcement officers discover a weapon, controlled substance or other illegal contraband. If it can be shown that your Fourth Amendment rights were violated, those charges also may be dismissed.

Meet With An Experienced Lawyer Who Will Work Directly With You

Our knowledge of the laws that govern probable cause and how rights are violated in roadside arrests may make the difference in how your DUI/OWI or drug possession case is resolved. Call 616-259-0862 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

We represent clients throughout Michigan from our office in Grand Rapids. When you enlist our services, you are ensured of working directly with Mr. McInerney from start to finish.