It is the necessary for any law enforcement officer that he or she obtains a proper search warrant before conducting Harris county inmate search in Houston. The term “search warrant” is actually a written order by a judge or magistrate that permits a law enforcement officer to conduct a search at a particular place, for a particular person or the thing.  A humble search warrant also authorizes an officer to seize the specific objects and materials and every other mean that could be connected to the crime. Let’s have some basic information about search warrants.

  • Obtaining the search warrant: To get the search warrant issued an officer must assure the judge about having “probable cause” of having strong evidence of a crime committed at that place. The officer has to submit an affidavit that could be in a written format or can be an oral oath clearly identifying the person, property and the reason for conducting the search.

Read More: HARRIS COUNTY INMATE SEARCH PROVIDES FOR THE SECURITY OF THE BAIL BONDSMAN.

 

  • When search warrant is not necessary:
    • As per “plain view doctrine” police have right to search and seize the evidence as they spot a crime commenced.
    • When the person in control is voluntarily agreed for search; the warrant is not needed and search is valid.
    • In the case of arrest police officers don’t need warrant to search for the weapons with the arrested persons and seize the evidence that could be destroyed by the suspect.
    • Sometimes there are some emergency exceptions as information about illegal drug dealing, voices from shouting from any houses, chasing a criminal etc. allows the police officer to conduct the search without a proper search warrant.

 

  • Violation of terms: in case police don’t get the warrant or violates the terms of warrants during Harris county inmate search in Houston, Texas then there is the provision for penalty. As per “exclusionary rule” and the “fruit of the poisonous tree” doctrine there should be no unlawful and unreasonable search and seizure. And if any evidence that is obtained through an illegal search or seizure then it cannot be used against the suspect in the court.

Read More: AN INSIGHT VIEW OF THE CSCD OF HARRIS COUNTY.

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