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

    … the lungs aren’t the source of alcohol in the breath. “Alcohol breath” flows from the individual’s full respiratory system, not just his or her lungs. In addition, if the officer asks the driver to submit to a breath test but doesn’t preserve the breath sample, the test may be considered invalid later. Blood Tests Under former Tex. Transp. Code…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
  • Medicare Fraud to Murder? Man who Owed Money Murdered

    …-year-old Matthew Hightower, was convicted earlier this fall of murder and extortion by a jury in Baltimore. Hightower was a delivery truck driver working for Crawford and RXRS. So what happened to Crawford? Crawford’s Medicare Fraud and Extortion Conviction Baltimore County cops interviewed many witnesses in connection with Wutoh’s murder…

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

    … may be able to find reliable evidence and then present that evidence in such a way that the judge agrees to dismiss the charges. Even if a person has been convicted of a crime, finding a good lawyer after a sentence is handed down is a good way to prepare for an appeal. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, Matt Sharp can help protect your legal rights. Contact his office at (713) 868-6100. Photo Tim Pierce | Used under Creative Commons image attribution license 2.0 …

    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

    … Like many states, Texas has an implied consent law in effect. This law states that when you obtain a Texas driver’s license, you implicitly consent to having a breath test or blood draw when requested by law enforcement officials during a suspected DWI stop. Texas Transportation Code § 724.011 sets forth the details about the Texas implied…

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

    … drivers who refuse to take a breathalyzer test when asked, a “no-refusal” weekend allows Houston police to fast-track a search warrant in order to obtain a sample of an uncooperative individual’s blood. The blood is then tested for blood alcohol content (BAC), which helps determine whether a suspect was legally impaired while driving. This is one…

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

    … drivers who refuse to take a breathalyzer test when asked, a “no-refusal” weekend allows Houston police to fast-track a search warrant in order to obtain a sample of an uncooperative individual’s blood. The blood is then tested for blood alcohol content (BAC), which helps determine whether a suspect was legally impaired while driving. This is one…

    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

    … are several types of immunities that governments have: Sovereign, qualified, absolute, and what is called Monell liability. Sovereign immunity applies to the state and state agencies, and prevents the state from being sued for monetary damages. Individual state employees, however, can be sued in their individual capacity, but the claim must meet…

    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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