no-knock search warrant
- A type of authorization issued by a court that permits law enforcement officials to enter a property without giving prior notification, typically utilized to prevent the potential elimination of evidence, such as unlawful substances, or to mitigate risk to the officers involved
- The judge granted the detectives a no-knock search warrant due to the potential destruction of vital evidence in a drug case.
- In order to prevent harm to the officers, a no-knock search warrant was issued.
- There has been a rise in the use of no-knock search warrants to speed up the operations against drug-dealing suspects.