Generally speaking, most warrants are drafted or written with anywhere being the limitation. They can pretty much go wherever they need to go to look for what they’re looking for. However, what they’re looking for, oftentimes, limits where they can go to look. If they’re looking for something that’s, say it’s a large object, a stolen motorcycle or something like that, well we know that in your desk drawer, there’s not going to be a stolen motorcycle. So unless the warrant is crafted so as to permit looking in places where that item wouldn’t ordinarily be found, or if it’s written in there specifically that it permits them to go to those places, then that would be allowed.

But under most cases, in most circumstances, the warrants are drafted in such a way that they can pretty much go where they want to and look where they need to look. However, a skilled attorney can often times examine the warrant and look at what was done with regards to the search and if they violated the scope of that warrant, the limitations that would be either written into it or that would be logical based off of what they were looking for, then sometimes that warrant can be invalidated. But that’s again, something that happens later on down the line once you’ve secured an attorney. That’s not something that you can fix there at your house.




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