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FAQ - Warrants

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

How does a judge decide that a search warrant can be issued?

A search warrant may be issued when any of the following occur:

  1. When the property to be seized was stolen or embezzled
  2. When the property or things to be seized were used as a means of committing a public offense
  3. When the property or things to be seized are in the possession of a person having the intent to use em as a means of committing a public offense or in possession of another to who they may have delivered it for the purpose of concealing it or preventing it being discovered
  4. When property or things to be seized consist of any item or constitute any evidence which tends to show that a particular public offense has been committed or tends to sow that a particular person has committed the public offense
  5. When the property is to be searched and inspected by an appropriate official in the interest of the public health, safety, or welfare as part of an authorized inspection program
  6. When the person sought is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant


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