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Length: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Designed For: Law enforcement officers, which include uniform patrol, corrections, probation, fish and game and all other enforcement personnel who possess minimal or no experience in obtaining and writing search warrants.

Prerequisites: None.

Description: This course focuses on the constitutional requirements and the fundamentals of obtaining a search warrant; the purpose of the course is to assist the officer in developing the elements of probable cause; articulating such facts in written form and understanding the procedures in executing the search warrants. Topics from a simple drug warrant to transnational criminal organization dismantling will be discussed.

Course Objectives:

  • Purpose of a Search Warrant
  • Basis for the affidavit
  • Probable Cause
  • Contents of the warrant
  • Placed to be searched
  • Person to be searched
  • Property to be seized
  • Types of search warrants
  • Drugs
  • Property
  • DNA in Drug Cases
  • Paper work
  • Bank records
  • Special Master for Attorney or Doctor Office
  • Sneak and peek warrants
  • Knock and notice requirements
  • Filing a return with the court
  • Sealing an affidavit
  • Suppression hearings
  • When warrants are not required

Taught by Mick Mollica, L.E.A.R.N. Associates

(Formerly named Writing Search Warrants)