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Drug Dogs: A Rights Violation?

Are you a resident of Atlanta, GA, who has been subjected to an unlawful drug dog search? If so, you may have questions about your rights and the process for challenging the search.

This blog will discuss the process for challenging an illegal drug dog search, your legal rights, and how we can help.

What is an Unlawful Drug Dog Search?

An unlawful drug dog search is when a police officer uses a drug-sniffing dog to search you or your property without your permission. This type of search is illegal because it violates the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states that people have the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

What Are Your Rights When Challenging an Unlawful Drug Dog Search?

When challenging an unlawful drug dog search, you can remain silent and refuse to answer any questions. You also have the right to refuse to consent to a search and to ask the officer to provide a search warrant. You have the right to leave the area if the officer does not have a search warrant.

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our attorneys at the Law Office of Jeff Manciagliare are knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of criminal defense. We can provide the advice and guidance you need to fight against unlawful drug dog searches. Contact us at 770-884-4708 today to learn how we can help you.