Q: If a search warrant does not specify any items, is the evidence admissible?
A: A search warrant should include information such as:
names of the persons to whom the warrant is directed – usually law enforcement officers;
a description of the premises or item to be searched;
the grounds that justify issuing the warrant;
detailed descriptions of any property to be seized;
an inventory of items seized;
a provision for duplicate service; and
incorporation of the affidavit into the warrant.
If any of these elements are missing, a criminal defense attorney can often contest the warrant by filing
the appropriate motions which might lead to the warrant from being declared defective on its face. You will get a copy of the search warrant in discovery. Discovery is provided 15 days after the information is filed.
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