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Code of Virginia - Title 19.2 Criminal Procedure - Chapter 5 Search Warrants

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  • 19.2-52 When search warrant may issue
    Except as provided in § 19.2-56.1, search warrants, based upon complaint on oath supported by an affidavit as required in § 19.2-54, may be issued ...
  • 19.2-53 What may be searched and seized
    Search warrants may be issued for the search of or for specified places, things or persons, and seizure therefrom of the following things as specified ...
  • 19.2-54 Affidavit preliminary to issuance of search warrant; general search warrant prohibited; effect of f...
    No search warrant shall be issued until there is filed with the officer authorized to issue the same an affidavit of some person reasonably describing ...
  • 19.2-55 Issuing general search warrant or search warrant without affidavit deemed malfeasance
    Any person having authority to issue criminal warrants who wilfully and knowingly issues a general search warrant or a search warrant without the affidavit required ...
  • 19.2-56 To whom search warrant directed; what it shall command; warrant to show date and time of issuance; ...
    The judge, magistrate or other official authorized to issue criminal warrants, shall issue a search warrant if he finds from the facts or circumstances recited ...
  • 19.2-56.1 Warrant issued for search of attorney's office
    A. Any warrant sought for the search of a premises or the contents thereof belonging to or under the control of any licensed attorney-at-law to ...
  • 19.2-57 Execution and return of warrant; list of property seized
    The warrant shall be executed by the search of the place described in the warrant and, if property described in the warrant is found there, ...
  • 19.2-58 Disposition of property seized
    If any such warrant be executed by the seizure of property, or of any other of the things aforesaid, the same shall be safely kept ...
  • 19.2-59 Search without warrant prohibited; when search without warrant lawful
    No officer of the law or any other person shall search any place, thing or person, except by virtue of and under a warrant issued ...
  • 19.2-59.1 Strip searches prohibited; exceptions; how strip searches conducted
    A. No person in custodial arrest for a traffic infraction, Class 3 or Class 4 misdemeanor, or a violation of a city, county, or town ...
  • 19.2-60 Motion for return of seized property and to suppress
    A person aggrieved by an allegedly unlawful search or seizure may move the court to return any seized property and to suppress it for use ...

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