Anticipatory Warrant

Definition - What does Anticipatory Warrant mean?

An anticipatory warrant is a type of search warrant that is issued because of an affidavit and that shows that evidence of a particular crime can be found at a particular place at some future date.

Justipedia explains Anticipatory Warrant

Anticipatory warrants are mostly executed on some condition rather than simply with the passage of time. This condition is known as "triggering." For example, a search warrant would not be executed until certain contraband is received and taken into residence.

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