Search Warrants

As a general rule, the police need the warrant to search you, your home, or your vehicle. However, the courts have created many exceptions to this rule allowing for many ͞warrantless search prosecutions.

Nevertheless, an experienced lawyer is often able to suppress these warrantless searches and seizures when the requirements for the particular ͞exception have not been met. Even if a warrant to search is issued, sometimes an experienced lawyer is able to get the evidence suppressed by showing inaccuracies within the warrant, or some other procedural defect.

André Bélanger, a graduate of Loyola University, is a highly-respected criminal defense attorney serving the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and surrounding areas of Ascension Parish and New Orleans, for one of Baton Rouge’s top-25 law firms. In his 18 years of practicing law, Mr. Bélanger has handled thousands of criminal cases at both the pre-trial and trial stage, including approximately 200 trials. This trial experience includes homicide defense and prosecution, large drug conspiracies and fraud cases making Bélanger one of the few attorneys capable of handling even the largest, most complex federal cases. Having spent years devoted to developing a top-tier regional law practice for federal court and state court litigation, Mr. Bélanger is admitted to practicing law in all federal courts in both Louisiana, Mississippi, the United States Supreme Court and the U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.