Search Warrant

A judicial declaration in writing granting permission to law enforcement to search and seize identifiable evidence at a specific time and place. The search warrant must be supported by probable cause. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution specifies: “…no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.” Evidence seized without legal cause cannot be used in court as evidence against the defendant.

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