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Old 11-27-2019, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Warrants, validity thereof

I'm at home.
There's a knock at the door.
I answer it and discover some men (maybe uniformed police officers, maybe guys in suit & tie who claim to be detectives with nothing more than shiny metal badges to back up that claim).
They say they want to search my home, and that they have a warrant to do so.

How do I know what a valid search warrant (in my state, county, city) looks like?

How do I verify that the name & signature of the "judge" that issued the warrant is a real judge? Do all judges have the authority to issue warrants? Or might that be the privilege of just some select few judges?
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:24 AM   #2
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In most cases, the police needs to get a valid search warrant before they can conduct a search of your home. Its very hard for a common man to verify the veracity of a warrant. A warrant must include a magistrate's signature & seal, a description of the place to be searched, and a description of the items to be seized. It will have the date and time of issuance because a warrant must be executed within two days from the date of issuance. Also, remember that police don't always need a warrant to conduct a search.
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Old 11-29-2019, 01:11 PM   #3
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I wish to inform you that if you challenge police over a questionable search warrant you can potentially be arrested for resisting a search although you can always file a claim afterwards alleging a violation of your rights.

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