FAQ - Warrants

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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