Johnson Law Group Bloomington drug crime attorneys are handling a news-catching
drug crime case out of Decatur. Our client, Keith Halliburton, was arrested after
the police placed a tracking device inside a parcel, which contained pounds
of cannabis, he picked up from the Post Office. When Halliburton opened
the package, it would trigger an anticipatory search warrant that would
allow officers to search and seize his property.
However, Halliburton never did open the package, but was arrested all the
same. We argued to a Macon County Circuit Court judge that the haste of
the police force ignored the warrant’s conditions and violated our
client’s Fourth Amendment rights, which protect him from unreasonable
searches and seizures. The judge agreed and deemed all evidence collected
through the police’s efforts to be completely inadmissible in any
criminal cases. At this point, the prosecution is left with nothing to
use against our client, so we expect the charges to be dropped entirely.
The prosecution could still move for an appeal, though. Our drug crime
attorneys in Bloomington IL are ready to continue to fight for our client’s
rights, if that is the case.
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