Steven Knecht Wins Dismissal of Drug Charges
Steven Knecht won the dismissal of drug charges based on a motion to suppress for an improper pat down search.
Police officers stopped the client who became nervous when asked if in possession of any drugs. Police then conducted a pat down search for weapons and discovered drugs.
Knecht successfully argued that under Indiana law, a person’s nervous demeanor alone after being stopped did not provide any basis for the officer’s pat down search for weapons making the search illegal.
With over 36 years of experience, Steven Knecht is familiar with the possible defenses to criminal charges. If you find yourself having been arrested or accused of a crime, you should immediately hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer such as Steven Knecht to help you fight the State.