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What if the search and seizure is not legal?

If the search and seizure is not legal, a lawyer that’s skilled in the Fourth Amendment is going to have an opportunity to go in front of a judge and ask that judge to exclude all the evidence, so the Fourth Amendment basically protects us against unreasonable searches and seizures. What it mandates is that law enforcement has to basically comply with certain rules and regulations when they’re going to seize evidence from somebody that’s either a suspect or someone that ultimately has been arrested. If it turns out that they have violated your Fourth Amendment Right, your protection against unreasonable search and seizure, you can go into court, ask a judge to exclude all the evidence that was seized and if there’s no evidence, well, then there’s no case. Ultimately, it can mean that the charges get dropped.