Q: Does the crime have ti be a felony to obtain a search warrant to search a house?
If you have probable cause to be leave that a misdemeanor theft has occurred and the item is in a house.
A: No. A search warrant can be obtained to search your home even on misdemeanor cases. That does not mean, however, that the search warrant cannot be later challenged for lack of probable cause. You will want to contact a local, experienced criminal defense attorney immediately for consultation. There may be weaknesses in the case which could lead to a reduced punishment or even dismissal.
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