State and Federal law enforcement agents have the authority to intercept telephone communications in what is commonly referred to as a “wiretap.” Wiretaps are considered by law enforcement to be a valuable tool to gather information about the activity of many criminal enterprises, commonly related to narcotic trafficking. Under state and federal law, however, law enforcement officers’ ability to obtain a court order for a wiretap is limited, and the rules governing wiretaps can be complex. The rules exist to protect the privacy of telephone conversations, and law enforcement agents must prove they cannot obtain the evidence they want by any other means available. Because of the detailed rules and laws governing wiretap warrants, criminal defense attorneys must be well-versed and skilled in this highly specialized area. At RAAB | MAHONEY, we possess the skill and knowledge to properly evaluate and challenge government wiretaps. A successful challenge often means the difference between a conviction and a dismissal.