Warrants III

Warrants III

Learn about the requirements for the proper execution of a warrant, including the timing of execution, the particularity requirement, and the knock-and-announce rule.


Welcome to part three of our discussion on warrants.

In this clip, we’ll discuss the proper execution of a search warrant.  This discussion will be divided into three basic parts. First, we’ll discuss the timing of the execution. Second, we’ll elaborate on the “particularity requirement.” Finally, we’ll discuss the so-called “knock and announce” rule. Let’s begin.

I. Timing

Most jurisdictions require that a search warrant be executed within a specified period of time after it is issued. The...