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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 341

Issue of search warrant

S. 341(1) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 36.11).

    (1)     If, upon the application of a police officer, a magistrate is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe—

        (a)     that an offence to which this Part applies has been, or is intended to be, committed; and

        (b)     that there is at any premises an object relevant to the investigation of that offence—

the magistrate may issue a search warrant in respect of those premises.

    (2)     The grounds of an application for a search warrant must be verified by affidavit.

S. 341(3) amended by No. 57/1989 s. 3(Sch. item 42.19).

    (3)     A magistrate by whom a search warrant is issued must file the warrant, or a copy of the warrant, and the affidavit verifying the grounds on which the application for the warrant was made, with the principal registrar of the Court.

New s. 342 inserted by No. 70/1987 s. 4.

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