Search Warrant

A search warrant is a court order issued by a magistrate, judge or Supreme Court official that authorizes law enforcement officers to conduct a search of a person, location, or vehicle for evidence of a crime and to confiscate evidence if it is found. A search warrant cannot be issued in aid of civil process.Jurisdictions that respect the rule of law and a right to privacy put constraints on the powers of police investigators, and typically require search warrants, or an equivalent procedure, for searches conducted as part of a criminal investigation.
Posts about Search Warrant
  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    …. Data shows these tests are often inaccurate. For example, a diabetic or an individual with a metabolic disorder may appear to be driving while intoxicated even though he or she hasn’t had anything to drink. A breath test captures air from the driver’s lungs and analyzes it for saturation of alcohol. This evidence is often unreliable because…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • Medicare Fraud to Murder? Man who Owed Money Murdered

    …. As they examined cell phone records, they figured out that Wutoh had borrowed money from Hightower and Crawford. When police questioned Crawford, however, he denied the outstanding loan with Wutoh or his efforts to collect that loan. Lying to cops may have been Crawford’s undoing. Police and federal agents executed a search warrant on Crawford’s home…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • Dismissal or Withdrawal of a Criminal Charge

    … a ruling on the legitimacy of a conviction. For example, if Robert was convicted of possessing two ounces of methamphetamines, he may be sent to prison. However, on appeal it is revealed that two police officers falsified documents in order to obtain a search warrant. Therefore, any illegal drugs that they seized with that warrant are deemed…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 28 readers -
  • Client Betrayal Leads to Legal Malpractice Claims

    … his home after obtaining a search warrant. The FBI’S affidavit somehow made its way into the hands of Philadelphia’s daily newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer. How did that happen? That question is now the subject of a court battle in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. Dougherty was once represented by lawyers from Pepper Hamilton…

    Legal Malpractice - Chris Trebatoski- 34 readers -
  • When You Refuse to Consent to a Blood Test, a Warrant May Be Issued

    …, you do have the right to refuse a blood test until the officer produces a valid search warrant, signed by a judge. Once the officer produces the warrant, however, you must have your blood drawn in order to measure your blood alcohol content (BAC), whether you like it or not. A blood draw also will detect the presence of drugs in your system, whether…

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 14 readers -
  • DUI in Houston During Halloween

    … While one tends to think of increased DUI risks during the traditional holiday season encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, the fact is that any holiday involving big parties can carry the same risk. Halloween is traditionally a night where kids roam free to trick-or-treat, or, in the case of teenagers, to commit mischievous…

    Tad Nelson/ Tad Nelson & Associates- 15 readers -
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  • DUI in Houston During Halloween

    … While one tends to think of increased DUI risks during the traditional holiday season encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, the fact is that any holiday involving big parties can carry the same risk. Halloween is traditionally a night where kids roam free to trick-or-treat, or, in the case of teenagers, to commit mischievous…

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 14 readers -
  • Williams v. State – The Update

    … exist: (1) search warrant; (2) exigency or other exception; or (3) true consent. It is fair to wonder how it is that the legal community has ignored the implications of the 4th Amendment for so long, especially since DUI cases are some of the most fiercely litigated criminal cases – not only in Georgia, but across the country as well. Now…

    Erin H. Gerstenzang- 50 readers -
  • A Brief Overview of Constitutional Litigation

    … a constitutional right. For example, searching a house without a search warrant and no consent would generally be considered a violation of the Fourth Amendment (although, as with everything, there are some exceptions). However, searches of cell phones have recently been before the courts, to determine whether the search of a cell phone during an otherwise legal…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 8 readers -
  • Jury Says Guilty Wild Detroit Medicare Fraud Case

    … documentation and billing for services never performed are common badges of Medicare fraud. This case took a very unusual twist, however. Prosecutors say that after Mehmood was caught and after police had used a search warrant to seize records, Mehmood stole the evidence seized by agents! Mehmood wasn’t the brightest criminal, however. The FBI says he hid…

    Due Diligence- 40 readers -
  • IRS Search Leads to Suicide

    … accepted anywhere in the U.S. and beyond. All inquiries protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept confidential. Mahany & Ertl – America’s Tax Lawyers Find me on Google +! This entry was posted on March 31, 2015, 2:21 am and is filed under Tax, White Collar Criminal. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed. …

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