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Defending against illegal searches

It can be incredibly traumatic to witness law enforcement officials rifling through one's personal possessions, tearing through their home or emptying out the contents of their car for all of the world to see. Although in some cases it is legal for Arizona police officers to perform these extensive searches of suspects' property, in other situations law enforcement officials may overstep their boundaries and may perform searches that violate individuals' constitutional rights.

What is probable cause?

Ask any Arizona parent if they can tell when their child is up to no good and they will probably say "yes". Parents tend to have a sixth sense when it comes to their children's behavior and for the most part the hunches and suspicions they harbor are generally spot-on. A parent can base punishments and consequences on the bad actions they find out their kids have committed when the parents act on their hunches.

What makes a law enforcement search illegal?

Arizona residents are right to expect some level of privacy in their personal lives. For example, they should expect that the can live as they please within the law within their homes without the threat of law enforcement officials barging in and investigating their actions and property. However, under some circumstances police and other government officials are permitted to make searches and seizures of private citizens' property when they are investigating suspected criminal conduct.

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