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Old 12-29-2011, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
For OP - we always supplied a copy of the warrant to the suspect. It is a NJ Court Rule. Usually at the time it was served but sometimes later if there were exigent circumstances. We didn't wait for the person to read it or give their approval but they did get it.
Out of curiosity, if you hand the warrant to the homeowner and your team goes waltzing in, and the homeowner says "Wait a minute, this warrant is for 123 Criminal Place, and my address is 123 Criminal Way. You have the wrong house." Do you double check the warrant against the address to be sure, or does it just disappear into the noise of the 'suspect' trying get you to stop a search?