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Q: Can a police officer get a search warrant from another county

Can a Kent County officer get a search warrant signed by a sussex county jpc judge

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Yes, a police officer can obtain a search warrant from a judge in a different county if the situation warrants it. The jurisdiction of a judge to issue a search warrant typically depends on the location where the search is to be conducted, not the home county of the officer seeking the warrant.

If the officer has sufficient cause to request a search warrant in a jurisdiction covered by a Sussex County judge, that judge has the authority to issue the warrant. It is essential that all search warrants comply with legal requirements, including probable cause and a clear description of the place to be searched and the items to be seized.

If there are concerns about the warrant's validity, those should be addressed with legal counsel.

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