Rochester, MN asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: If police raid my house for drugs and detain me do they have to show me the warrant before they search if I demand tol

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Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: If police break into a house with a Search Warrant, they are required to either leave a copy or give a copy to a person present. I am not aware of a requirement that they do so, *before* they come in and search. That could create security risks, and that is likely the reason. Normally they will, and should, leave a copy of the search warrant before leaving.

Jonathan Matthew Holson agrees with this answer

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: They should show you the warrant, but that doesn’t have to include the probable cause basis for the warrant. They also need to provide you a list of what was seized pursuant to the warrant.

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