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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_warrant

A search warrant is a court order that a magistrate, judge or Supreme Court official issues to authorize law enforcement officers to conduct a search of a person, location, or vehicle for evidence of a crime and to confiscate any evidence they find. In most countries a search warrant cannot be issued in aid of civil process. ... To get a warrant police must present a judge with an ITO ( information to ...

www.answers.com/Q/In_most_circumstances_the_police_must_have_a_warrant_before_they_can_conduct_a_search_which_amendment_applies_to_this_scenario

... refers to searches and stipulates that a warrant must be obtained prior to a search. ... the police must have a warrant before they can conduct a search which  ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-rights/search-warrant-requirements.html

I.e., would society as a whole agree that the place or thing should remain private ? ... Most people in society would find this expectation reasonable, so a police search ... While a private individual may break other laws if they conduct a search of a ... If a government actor conducts an illegal search (one that violates the Fourth ...

www.justia.com/criminal/docs/search-seizure-faq.html

To obtain a search warrant, police must show probable cause that a crime was ... Where can police search and what can they seize under a warrant? ... Under some circumstances, police are authorized to conduct a search without first ... conduct a field interview if the officer has reasonable suspicion that criminal activity has ...

www.law.cornell.edu/wex/search_warrant

Search Warrants : An OverviewContents. ... (affidavits), and must describe in particularity the place they will search and the items they will seize. ... The Court has in the past ruled that warrantless police conduct may comply with the ... In practice, the special circumstances exception applies most frequently in drug cases. top.

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/search-warrant-basics-29742.html

Learn when police officers must obtain a warrant before they search your home or ... probable cause to conduct a search, he or she will issue a warrant. ... isn't necessary, either because the search is reasonable under the circumstances or ... A police officer doesn't need a warrant to seize contraband or evidence that is " in ...

nationalparalegal.edu/conLawCrimProc_Public/ProtectionFromSearches&Seizures/ExToWarrantReq.asp

Whether or not a party has given voluntary consent is determined by the totality of the circumstances. ... A search incident to lawful arrest does not require issuance of a warrant. ... No warrant is required to seize evidence in plain view if the police are .... For the Automobile Exception, the officer must have probable cause to ...

www.ncids.org/Defender%20Training/2004%20Fall%20Conference/Exceptions.pdf

constitutional rule in this area is that 'searches conducted outside the judicial process, ... destroyed or removed before a search warrant could be obtained. ... validity of the arrest does not depend on the fruits of the search incident to it. ... Once police have probable cause to believe there is contraband in a vehicle, they may.

criminal.lawyers.com/criminal-law-basics/when-the-police-search-your-home.html

Indeed, valid consent allows them to search when they don't have a warrant or ... Under normal circumstances, officers may enter your home without your ... a neutral judge or magistrate authorizing law enforcement to conduct a search. ... and most states have laws that set out the way officers must carry out search warrants.

public.getlegal.com/legal-info-center/search-seizure-law

Search & seizure law is guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment right to privacy. ... The property's owner must have had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the ... and describe in detail the place they will search and the items they will seize. ... the circumstances from the viewpoint of an objectively reasonable officer before ...