Discuss when a search warrant is needed by law enforcement. Discus what law enforcement must demonstrate to a judge to have a search warrant issue. Discuss the various exceptions to the search warrant requirement.
A search warrant is a legal order that is signed by a judge or magistrate to give police officers the authorization to search a person or place for evidence upon the commitment of a crime. Legal provisions regarding when search-warrant may be issued under section 93 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. And stipulates clearly the condition that a court can issue it. Of interest to this paper is to look at the when the search warrant is suppose to be needed by law enforcing agencies and the various limitations to a search warrant requirement as will be discussed.