San Leandro, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: Is a search valid if officer does not provide the warrant upon search?

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C. Zadik Shapiro
C. Zadik Shapiro
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Pittsburg, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: First most searches are done without a search warrant. They may be based on probable cause, consent, or any number of other reasons and do not require a search warrant. If the search warrant is done pursuant to a search warrant the officer should leave a copy of the search warrant at the residence or the place searched but search will be valid even if the officer does not provide a copy of the search warrant

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