Can an officer swear an oath over the telephone to obtain a search warrant, or does Texas law require a face-to-face meeting with a magistrate? The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals tackled this question Jan. 9 in a case of first impression. Hill County District Attorney Mark Pratt argued for the state.
CCA OKs Phone Oath for Search Warrant on Case-by-Case Basis
January 21, 2013
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