Arrests And Searches

The Constitution of the United States guarantees certain rights when it comes to interactions with law enforcement. For example, the Fourth Amendment guarantees people the right to be free from illegal search and seizure of their property. The Supreme Court has also mandated that suspects must be given a Miranda warning to inform them of the rights provided to those under arrest. The law also offers protections during the arrest process, including the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and timely trial by a jury of peers. Understanding the laws that are in place to protect you is essential to make sure those rights are respected. The information contained in this section will help you understand and enforce your rights.