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

    … profile holiday in Houston. You may have seen electronic road sign notices of “No Refusal” or listened to radio announcements about “No Refusal,” or watched TV news stories about “No Refusal.” For all of the advanced communications notice, few Houstonians know what to expect on a No Refusal holiday. The bottom line regarding “No Refusal…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 15 readers -
  • Medicare Fraud to Murder? Man who Owed Money Murdered

    … are funded with tax dollars. Your money and my money. But murder? Our story starts with Harry Crawford, the 56-year-old owner of RX Resources and Solutions (RXRS), a Baltimore, Maryland durable medical equipment supplier. RX is a big supplier of incontinence supplies. Prosecutors were able to establish that in May of 2013, Crawford loaned his “buddy…

    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

    … 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

    …. The outline is meant as just that: an outline. It is not an all-encompassing guide to litigation under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 (which provides the mechanism by which a constitutional claim is brought before the court). This is meant only to familiarize the reader with the terms and general analysis that the courts will use and hopefully answer some…

    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

    … to the complaints, Denise was home with her 11-year-old daughter when the raid took place. James was out of the country. Agents had their weapons “visible” and were wearing bulletproof vests. The raid took place at 7:00 am. The lawsuits allege a number of violations including overkill by the IRS and their agents. The family says that the agent lied in his search…

    Due Diligence- 16 readers -
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