anticipatory search warrant

Definition of "anticipatory search warrant"
  1. A type of search warrant granted due to the belief, supported by compelling evidence, that relevant evidence will be located at a specific place in the near future
How to use "anticipatory search warrant" in a sentence
  1. The police received an anticipatory search warrant to search the warehouse, as there was probable cause to believe illegal goods would be stored there soon.
  2. Based on the tip-off, the judge issued an anticipatory search warrant, permitting law enforcement to search the suspect's premises once the illegal transaction occurs.
  3. Due to the predictive certainty of future crimes, an anticipatory search warrant was granted to the authorities, giving them access to the alleged criminal's home.

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