useless gesture exception

Definition of "useless gesture exception"
  1. It's an exception that relieves law enforcement officers from the requirement of stating their intent before entering a property while executing a warrant, if the information they have makes it almost certain that the property's occupant is already aware of their intent
How to use "useless gesture exception" in a sentence
  1. In the case of suspected drug trafficking, based on extensive surveillance, the police invoked the useless gesture exception before entering the property.
  2. Despite objections from the defense, the judge upheld the decision to apply the useless gesture exception during the warrant execution.
  3. To reduce potential harm to officers and prevent evidence destruction, the useless gesture exception was applied being assured that the occupants were already aware of the police’s purpose.

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