Illinois Compiled Statutes 725 ILCS 5 Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Section 108-8

    (725 ILCS 5/108-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 108-8)

    Sec. 108-8. Use of force in execution of search warrant.

    (a) All necessary and reasonable force may be used to effect an entry into any building or property or part thereof to execute a search warrant.

    (b) The court issuing a warrant may authorize the officer executing the warrant to make entry without first knocking and announcing his or her office if it finds, based upon a showing of specific facts, the existence of the following exigent circumstances:

        (1) That the officer reasonably believes that if

    notice were given a weapon would be used:

            (i) against the officer executing the search

        warrant; or

            (ii) against another person.

        (2) That if notice were given there is an imminent

    "danger" that evidence will be destroyed.

(Source: P.A. 92-502, eff. 12-19-01.)

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