Search warrants; daytime execution, exceptions. (HB2151)

Introduced By

Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Search warrants; daytime execution; exceptions. Provides an exception to the requirement that a search warrant be executed only in the daytime if, prior to the issuance of the search warrant, law-enforcement officers lawfully entered and secured the place to be searched and subsequently have remained at such place continuously. The bill provides that such search warrant may be executed at any time of day without authorization from a judge or magistrate. The bill also allows a law-enforcement officer to seek authorization from a magistrate to execute a search warrant at a time other than daytime without first having to make reasonable efforts to locate a judge if such search warrant was issued after 5 p.m. Read the Bill »


01/21/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101873D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal

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