Kent, WA asked in Criminal Law for Washington

Q: One house seperated for rental purposes, 1 warant connected activities of one occupant is a second warrant req. for 2nd?

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Blake Nathaniel Dore

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Washington

A: It's hard to answer your question without more specifics. Generally, a warrant must clearly specify the place to be searched. If the house is divided by purpose - i.e. you get upstairs and I get downstairs - one warrant may be enough. If the two are physically, permanently separated by walls with separate entrances and separate addresses then a second warrant would probably be required.

You should get an attorney to discuss the issue in more detail.

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