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A Key Component of Your Defense
at Dorsk Law Office, PLC


At Dorsk Law Office, PLC, we understand the critical role that suppression motions play in criminal defense. Led by Attorney Chad Dorsk, our firm has a rich history of handling these complex legal challenges with expertise and precision.


The Art of Suppression Motions

Suppression motions are essential tools in criminal defense, particularly when dealing with evidence that may have been illegally seized. Attorney Dorsk's approach to these motions is grounded in a deep understanding of case law and the constitutional protections afforded to every individual. The Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures is a cornerstone in our defense strategies.


Understanding Legal Complexities

Navigating the legal complexities surrounding suppression motions requires a sophisticated understanding of various legal precedents and interpretations. Attorney Dorsk, with his extensive experience, is adept at identifying and arguing the nuances that can make or break a case. Whether it's challenging the legality of a traffic stop, the admissibility of statements made without Miranda warnings, or the search and seizure of property, our firm is equipped to rigorously defend your rights.

Case Law and Arguments

At Dorsk Law Office, PLC, we delve into the intricacies of case law to support our suppression arguments. Each case is unique, and our approach is tailored to the specific circumstances surrounding the evidence in question. We meticulously examine the details of each case, from the initial police stop to the handling of evidence, to ensure that any violation of your constitutional rights is brought to the forefront of our defense strategy.

Supreme Court Case Law on Suppression Motions

In the realm of suppression motions, several landmark Supreme Court cases have set significant precedents. Understanding these cases is crucial to developing strong legal arguments for suppressing illegally seized evidence.

1.Mapp v. Ohio (1961): This case established the exclusionary rule in state courts, dictating that evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures, is inadmissible in state courts. In this case, Dollree Mapp was convicted based on evidence found during an illegal police search of her home. The Supreme Court ruled that the evidence could not be used, fundamentally changing how courts handle illegally obtained evidence.

2. Terry v. Ohio (1968): This case involved stop-and-frisk procedures. The Court ruled that a police officer could stop and frisk a person without a warrant if the officer has reasonable suspicion that the person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime, and has a reasonable belief that the person "may be armed and presently dangerous."

3. Katz v. United States (1967): This case expanded the Fourth Amendment protection against "unreasonable searches and seizures" to cover electronic wiretaps and eavesdropping. The Court held that Katz had a reasonable expectation of privacy in a public phone booth, and the FBI's warrantless wiretapping constituted a violation of this privacy.

Incorporating these landmark cases, Attorney Dorsk at Dorsk Law Office, PLC, leverages his deep understanding of constitutional protections and precedent case law to craft compelling arguments in suppression motions. Each case is meticulously analyzed in light of these precedents to ensure the most robust defense possible for our clients.


For further information or to discuss how these legal precedents may pertain to your specific case, contact Dorsk Law Office, PLC at 757-423-0271 or visit. We are here to provide you with the expert legal defense and guidance you need.

Contacting Dorsk Law Office, PLC

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges and believe that there has been an infringement of constitutional rights, it's crucial to get experienced legal help. Contact Dorsk Law Office, PLC, to discuss the specifics of your case. We offer a free consultation to understand your situation better and provide the legal guidance you need.


You can reach us at:


409 Duke Street, #100, Norfolk, VA 23510

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