By Ralph Habib, Esq.
Criminal Procedure Law Article 690 governs Search Warrants
As Americans, we all have increased expectations of privacy in our homes. Pursuant to the 4th Amendment, we are supposed to enjoy a life free from being subjected to unreasonable government searches and seizures. A search warrant is an instrument used under specific circumstances by law enforcement to pierce the protection of these expectations.
How Are Search Warrants Granted and by Whom?
A local criminal court may, upon an application of a police officer, or other designated law...