Tag Archives: Search Warrants

SEARCH WARRANTS: Answers to 12 Core Questions Every Judge and Attorney Should Know (20-05)

The search warrant requirement delineated in the 4th amendment of the United States Constitution is one of our most sacred constitutional rights.

This Training Update provides answers to the following 12 core search warrant questions:

  1. What is the legal standard for issuing a search warrant?
  2. What is the standard for issuing a “no knock” warrant?
  3. What is the standard for authorizing a “nighttime search”?
  4. What kind of peace officer can execute a search warrant?
  5. What type of crime must be involved for a search warrant?
  6. Who has jurisdiction to issue a search warrant?
  7. Who must sign the application for a search warrant?
  8. Who does the judge actually issue the search warrant to?
  9. Once a search warrant is issued how quickly must it be executed?
  10. When executed who gets copies of the search warrant?
  11. Once executed what must be returned to the issuing court?
  12. What is the standard for obtaining a telephonic search warrant?

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Missouri v. McNeely and Telephonic Search Warrants – 7 Steps (13-06)

On April 17, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a long awaited decision in Missouri v. McNeely in which the Court addressed when and under what circumstances, during drunk-driving investigations, law enforcement can conduct a blood test without a warrant. The McNeely decision reverses the Minnesota Supreme Court decision in State v. Shriner, 751 N.W.2d 538 (2008).

QUESTION: You receive a phone call at 3 a.m. from law enforcement asking you to approve a telephonic search warrant. What seven (7) procedural steps MUST be followed for a telephonic search warrant to be lawful? This update outlines a step-by-step guide for judges and law enforcement to follow

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TELEPHONIC SEARCH WARRANTS – 7 STEPS (10-20)

Question: Although It Doesn’t Occur Often, What Happens If You Receive A Phone Call At 3 a.m. From Law Enforcement Asking You To Approve A Telephonic Search Warrant? What Standard Do You Apply And What 7 Procedural Steps Must Be Followed For A Telephonic Search Warrant To Be Lawful?

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Search Warrants – 3 Basic Rules Every Judge Must Know: Nine Additional Rules Every Judge Should Know (10-03) (Replaced by 20-05)

This Update addresses the legal standard for issuing Search Warrants and Warrants that include “No Knock” and “Night Cap” provisions. This Update also addresses nine additional rules that every judge and attorney should know.

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