Cambridge, OH asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Ohio

Q: Did law enforcement need to get a new warrant because the vehicle was transfered in my name a hr.before the search?

I bought and titled the vehicle before the search. Dont they have to get a new warrant since the target vehicle changed ownership

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2 Lawyer Answers
Roger  Bouchard
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Roger Bouchard
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The warrant is for the car, nit the owner. Therefore the popo does not need to get a new warrant since it was issued before the ownership was transferred.

Roger  Bouchard
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Roger Bouchard
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The warrant relates to the car as owned at the time when it was issued. Therefore the popo does not need to get a new warrant for a vehicle that transferred ownership while under the original warrant.

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