Syracuse Wiretaps Lawyers

Have you received a notice that your telephone conversations were the subject of electronic interception? Has your house or car been searched and money or evidence seized without your being arrested at that time? You may have been the subject of an investigation involving "wiretapping" in search of evidence of criminal activity such as drug trafficking or conspiracy to commit a crime. Eavesdropping evidence can include the recording of your outgoing and incoming telephone calls and text messages, and the interception of the phone numbers you have called and of people calling you.

Seek Legal Advice Promptly, Before You Are Charged With a Crime

It is of utmost importance that you retain legal counsel early on to maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome in subsequent criminal charges. An investigation into the extent of the wiretapping associated with your case will provide valuable information as to the scope of the investigation. Contact George F. Hildebrandt, Attorney at Law, to schedule a consultation.

Were You a Target of Illegal Wiretapping?

Under both New York state and federal laws, law enforcement agents must follow strict rules and regulations when using wiretapping as a tool of investigation. In general, these rules:

  • Limit the amount of time for which calls can be intercepted without obtaining additional authorization.
  • Require detailed record keeping and adherence to procedures.
  • Mandate that the police exhaust standard means of investigating unless they can establish that those methods won't work or are too dangerous.

Evidence in a drug trafficking or conspiracy case obtained through the illegal use of wiretaps may be suppressed. Examining the applications for warrants in wiretapping cases to determine if they were lawfully issued requires a thorough analysis by an attorney experience in that area of the law.

Experience Handling Wiretap Cases

I have handled many cases involving wiretaps, and am experienced in making motions to contest their legality. In my practice as a Syracuse-based criminal defense attorney, I am able to devote one-on-one attention to my clients, providing them with a high level of attention to fully address their legal needs.

I am prepared to look in depth into the facts behind your wiretapping notification and advise you as to whether authorities had probable cause to listen in on your conversations. I have achieved many successful results, including acquittals and reduced pleas and sentences, during my 30 years in practice.

Talk to a Lawyer About Invasion of Privacy and Illegal Surveillance

To discuss your marijuana or cocaine possession or trafficking charges, or suspicious activities of investigators, please email George F. Hildebrandt, Attorney at Law, or call 315-350-3980. I am happy to meet with you and offer legal advice that can make the essential difference in your case.