If police contact has resulted in you or a family member’s arrest, you need to know your rights.  Our Dutchess County criminal lawyers have the skills, experience and judgment needed to help you. Call now for a free consultation.

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects your right against unreasonable searches & seizures. The most protected place under the Fourth Amendment is your home. A police officer cannot enter your home unless he has a warrant. There are exceptions to this warrant rule, the most used exception is “consent”. “Consent” is when you open the door. So, if a police officer is knocking on your door and you did not call the police, exercise your Constitutional right and do not open the door. Call me.

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects you in your home.  If the police ask you to step outside and talk that is not your home!  Unless the police have a warrant you do not have to let them in and you do not have to step outside.  If you leave the home you may be leaving the shelter of the Fourth Amendment.  You can say “no” and you can tell them “I’m calling my lawyers Mackay and Berube.”  Know your rights and more importantly use your rights.

The law firm of Kevin MacKay & Richard Berube have built a reputation for integrity and skill in successfully representing individuals against prosecutions in Hudson Valley criminal matters. We have been successful in representing local Poughkeepsie clients at the investigative stage, discovery stage, motion practice stage, pre-trial hearing stage, and of course at trial.

Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation, or if you prefer, contact us using our email at smblawinfo@gmail.com