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Different Search Warrants Used by Law Enforcement

There are several types of search warrants that can be issued by a court Magistrate or judge, depending on the circumstances of the case. Here are some of the most common types of search warrants:

  1. Standard search warrant: This is the most common type of search warrant, which allows law enforcement officials to search a specific location for evidence related to a crime.

  2. No-knock search warrant: This type of search warrant allows law enforcement officials to enter a location without knocking or announcing their presence.

  3. Anticipatory search warrant: This type of search warrant is used when law enforcement officials have reason to believe that evidence of a crime will be present in a certain location at a future time.

  4. Blood search warrant: This type of search warrant is used to collect a blood sample from a person suspected of a crime.

  5. Wiretap warrant: This type of search warrant allows law enforcement officials to intercept and monitor electronic communications.

  6. Tracking warrant: This type of search warrant allows law enforcement officials to use GPS tracking devices to monitor the location of a person or vehicle.

  7. Sneak and peek warrant: This type of search warrant allows law enforcement officials to enter a location and search it without the owner’s knowledge.

  8. Trash pull warrant: This type of search warrant allows law enforcement officials to search through a suspect’s garbage or other waste for evidence of a crime. 

  9. Border search warrant: This type of search warrant allows law enforcement officials to search people and vehicles at the U.S. border or other points of entry into the country.

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By Branden

Branden is a Police Lieutenant who has investigated numerous crimes. He has written and executed multiple search warrants, conducted various protective sweeps, pat frisks and exit orders. He has been involved in numerous police vehicle chases, fights, disturbances, foot pursuits, suspect/hostage negotiations and felony stops. He is trained with an assortment of weapons. He has spoken with countless victims, witnesses and suspects and is using his experience to better protect our communities and loved ones by sharing his knowledge through his writings.

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