As a student, what rights do you have to contest the search and seizure of drugs or alcohol on campus? Whether you are in high school or college, you still have limited rights to privacy that can only be overcome in accordance with school policies or a search warrant if law enforcement is involved. The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures but those protections typically do not extend to actions taken by school officials. However, if the facts of your case show that the school officials violated their own handbook and/or acted in a law enforcement capacity, then there could be a valid defense to your case. There is no bright line rule, but you can contact us at 404-581-0999 for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and decide whether hiring an attorney is in your best interest.
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