Rockland County Criminal Defense Attorney
Understanding Wiretap Cases
Law enforcement in Rockland County, NYC, and throughout New York State often employ wiretap techniques to gather evidence of criminal activity. Wiretapping occurs when law enforcement obtains a Court Order permitting them to listen to, and record, telephone conversations covertly. This means that they are listening and recording without the knowledge or consent of the persons speaking on the line. Law enforcement may also utilize these same tools to intercept emails, texts, and faxes.
CPL Article 700 governs law enforcement's use of wiretapping. Therein, a complicated set of rules have been established that dictates exactly how law enforcement may use wiretapping in their investigations. Failure to follow any number of these rules will lead to all wiretapping evidence, and all evidence derived from wiretapping, being thrown out of Court. The Law Office of William J. Reddy knows the ins and outs of these rules, and is expert at getting evidence thrown out whenever the police violate them. Having written numerous wiretap applications, Mr. Reddy knows how to do them correctly, and most importantly, how to identify when they are drafted incorrectly.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Reddy was the lead prosecuting attorney on numerous wiretap investigations. Such experience provided him with an uncommon breath of knowledge in wiretap law and procedures. Most importantly, Mr. Reddy learned how they really work. For instance, Mr. Reddy is one of only a few criminal defense attorneys who have been inside a functioning wire room. Mr. Reddy was at the forefront of the introduction of digital technology in wiretap cases, which is still used today. Also, Mr. Reddy is one of only a few criminal defense attorneys who has trial experience on wiretap cases. This experience can be used to win your case, or as leverage for the result you desire.
Although narcotics cases dominate the wiretap arena, wiretapping can be used in any type of investigation, so long as it relates to a crime listed in the relevant wiretap statute. The Law Office of William J. Reddy has experience in defending wiretap cases involving marihuana, gambling, and other categories of offenses.
Wiretap cases can be complicated, that is why I strongly urge you contact a Rockland County criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of William J. Reddy today so I can immediately review your circumstances and help you determine the correct legal actions to pursue. As a former Senior Assistant District Attorney and former Narcotics Prosecutor I understand the different aspects and complexities surrounding wiretapping, especially in regards to the USA Patriot Act and use that information when building my clients a case for their defense.
Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Rockland County, NYC and Hudson Valley
My name is Attorney William J. Reddy and I am a criminal defense attorney serving Rockland County, NYC and Hudson Valley. My firm specializes in criminal defense cases. I have been in practice for over 15 years and have extensive trial experience. I have also have been recognized by my peers as being an accomplished criminal defense attorney capable of handling all manner of complex case matters.
If you or a loved one are being investigated or charged as part of a wiretap case, contact a Rockland County criminal defense attorney at my firm today.