Question and answer
Should a search warrant have been obtained in this situation? Why or why not?
Police officers obtain search warrants by convincing a judge or magistrate that they have "probable cause" to believe that criminal activity is occurring at the place to be searched or that evidence of a crime may be found there. [ Usually, the police provide the judge or magistrate with information in the form of written statements under oath, called "affidavits," which report either their own
observations, or those of private citizens or police undercover informants. If the magistrate believes that the affidavit establishes probable cause to conduct a search, he or she will issue a warrant. The suspect, who may be connected with the place to be searched, is not present when the warrant is issued and therefore cannot contest the issue of probable cause at that time. However, the suspect can later challenge the validity of the warrant before trial. What Police Can Search for and Seize Under a Warrant The police can search only the place described in a warrant and usually can seize only the property that the warrant describes. The police cannot search a house if the warrant specifies the backyard, nor can they search for weapons if the warrant specifies marijuana plants. However, this does not mean that police officers can seize only those items listed in the warrant. If, in the course of their search, police officers come across contraband or evidence of a crime that is not listed in the warrant, they can lawfully seize the unlisted items. See also- ]
Expert answered|jeffreymcmillan|Points 310|
Question
Asked 232 days ago|8/27/2013 7:11:13 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Ask a question
Not a good answer? Get an answer now. (FREE)
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Home | Contact | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2013 Purple Inc.
Popular Conversations
what is anthropology
Weegy: Anthropology is the study of humankind, past and present, that draws and builds upon knowledge from social and ...
4/16/2014 3:13:10 AM| 3 Answers
Twenty-seven is 25% of a0.
Weegy: 15% of 25 is 3.75 User: what is 27 times 4 Weegy: You can factor the second part by using factors of 27 that ...
4/16/2014 3:46:34 AM| 3 Answers
Write the equation that satisfies the given conditions. The line ...
Weegy: The equation of the line that passes through (4, -1) and (-2, 3) is y = 5/3 - (2 x)/3 User: Write the equation ...
4/16/2014 12:10:38 PM| 3 Answers
What is the factored form of the expression? 4x2 – 81y2 A. ...
Weegy: 4x^2 ? 81y^2 the factored form is: B. (2x + 9y)(2x ? 9y)
4/16/2014 3:29:22 AM| 2 Answers
What is an S corporation?
Weegy: In a general sense, a corporation is a business entity that is given many of the same legal rights as an actual ...
4/16/2014 7:46:05 AM| 2 Answers
Which acid is used in batteries?
Weegy: A battery can change chemical energy to electricity by putting certain chemicals in contact with each other in a ...
4/16/2014 8:08:51 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
Points 1369 [Total 9250]| Ratings 0| Comments 1369| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
Points 1301 [Total 6688]| Ratings 0| Comments 1301| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
Points 412 [Total 7089]| Ratings 1| Comments 402| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 341 [Total 2788]| Ratings 2| Comments 311| Invitations 1|Offline
S
Points 138 [Total 554]| Ratings 0| Comments 138| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
Points 137 [Total 467]| Ratings 3| Comments 107| Invitations 0|Offline
S
R
Points 96 [Total 208]| Ratings 5| Comments 36| Invitations 1|Offline
S
Points 92 [Total 736]| Ratings 1| Comments 82| Invitations 0|Online
S
Points 86 [Total 86]| Ratings 4| Comments 26| Invitations 2|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
Points 76 [Total 3921]| Ratings 0| Comments 76| Invitations 0|Offline