Law enforcement officers have to follow specific procedures when they are going about their duties. Some of these procedures have been established by the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment, for example, states that they must have probable cause or a search warrant if they want to complete a search of a person or a person’s property. If the police officers don’t follow proper procedures, and a person’s rights were violated, there is a chance that the charges against the person can be dropped.
No Probable Cause
Take, for example, a recent case involving a federal drug trafficking defendant, which highlights the importance of knowing your rights when you are facing criminal charges. In this case, the man was stopped by police officers for jaywalking. That was the basis of their probable cause.