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Has fabricated evidence been used against you? 

On Behalf of | May 26, 2022 | Criminal Defense

You’re facing criminal charges and you have no idea why. The police suspected you initially but they had little more than their suspicions. 

What they really need is evidence, but they don’t have it. While the majority of police officers are honest people who do a tremendous job, there are some exceptions. Law enforcement is prone to confirmation bias, like all other humans. They may seek a conviction more than they desire to obtain the truth and justice. 

They’ve decided to fabricate evidence. What does this term mean and what are the potential implications for you? 

Tainted evidence 

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects you from unlawful searches or seizures. Police officers cannot simply search your house and seize property without having probable cause or a valid search warrant. You are not obliged to consent to unlawful searches.

Nonetheless, in your case, they went along with the search anyway. They’ve discovered items that they claim to be evidence and submitted them to the court. Their argument is that you consented to the search, which isn’t true. The proceeds of unlawful searches should not be used against you in your case. 

Planted evidence 

Even after a search, the police have failed to turn up anything that is useful to them. They are still mistakenly convinced that you committed the offense in question. To back up their claims, they have decided to plant illegal material in your home. While they may have sincere intentions for doing this (they genuinely believe you are guilty) this is unlawful and planted evidence should not be admissible. 

Law enforcement doesn’t always get it right. If you are facing unjustified criminal charges, then it is vital to reach out to someone who can guide you through the process and help to ensure a just outcome in your case.