no-knock search warrant – a type of search warrant that authorizes exception to the knock-and-announce rule because a prior announcement would probably lead to the destruction of the objects searched for or someone(s) safety

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Notice: A no-knock search warrant provides an exception to the knock-and-announce rule.

knock-and-announce rule – officers must knock and announce their identity, authority, and purpose before entering a residence to execute an arrest or search warrant. — aka knock-and-notice rule.

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no-knock search warrant:
(1972)

1. A search warrant that authorizes the police to enter premises without knocking and announcing their presence and purpose before entry because a prior announcement would lead to the destruction of the objects searched for or would endanger the safety of the police or another person.

no-knock search:
(1970)

1. A search of property by the police without knocking and announcing their presence and purpose before entry.  *  A no-knock search warrant may be issued under limited circumstances, as when a prior announcement would probably lead to the destruction of the objects searched for, or would endanger the safety of the police or another person.  Such a search is usually effected by knocking down (not on) a door. [1]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

 

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