The warrant shall be in substantially the following form:
County of ____.
The people of the State of California to any peace officer in the County of ____:
Proof, by affidavit, having been this day made before me by (naming every person whose affidavit has been taken), that (stating the grounds of the application, according to Section 1524, or, if the affidavit be not positive, that there is probable cause for believing that ____ stating the ground of the application in the same manner), you are therefore commanded, in the daytime (or at any time of the day or night, as the case may be, according to Section 1533), to make search on the person of C. D. (or in the house situated ____, describing it, or any other place to be searched, with reasonable particularity, as the case may be) for the following property, thing, things, or person: (describing the property, thing, things, or person with reasonable particularity); and, in the case of a thing or things or personal property, if you find the same or any part thereof, to bring the thing or things or personal property forthwith before me (or this court) at (stating the place).
Given under my hand, and dated this ____ day of ____, A.D. (year).
E. F., Judge of the (applicable) Court.
(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 181, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2006.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018