Warrants II

Warrants II

Dig deeper into the warrant requirement with this discussion of the effect of an officers false statements on the validity of a warrant and the particularity requirement inherent in any warrant.


Welcome to the second part of our discussion on warrants.

In this clip, we will focus on the problems that arise when one or more of the statements in the requesting officer’s probable cause affidavit or testimony prove false. How does the falsity affect the validity of the warrant? Next, we’ll discuss the language that must appear in the warrant itself, in light of the Fourth Amendment’s “particularity” requirement.  Let’s get started.

I. Effect of false statements on warrant validity