100 ‘most asked ‘ questions
HOW DO THE POLICE OBTAIN A SEARCH WARANT?
To obtain a search warrant a police officer has to swear under oath, in a written affidavit, that he has probable cause to believe that the fruits or instrumentalities of a criminal act are in a certain place. He has to have evidence, not just a “hunch”.
A search warrant closely defines where the police can go to seize the property and what the police can take.