US Supreme Court Extends 4th Rights

The US Supreme Court held that the 4th Amendement can apply in deportation cases.

This is a big step towards granting constitutional protections to those without legal status in the U.S.

Fort Lauderdale and Miami have large populations of non-US residents without status. South Florida criminal lawyers are always mindful of the deportation consequences of arrests in Florida for criminal law violations.

The ruling creates a legal basis for lawyers to argue that an egregious violation of the 4th Amendment requires the courts to act.

The argument is that if the government doesn’f follow the law then law has no meaning. It doesn’t matter if the violation is upon a citizen or non-citizen: the rule of law must prevail.