Legal Question in Criminal Law in Illinois

can items not specificaly on a search warrant be siezed in illinois

Asked on 5/18/13, 5:44 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Chen Kasher Chen Kasher

If the items are in plain view of the officer, they can be seized. But police officers can't use a search warrant as a pretext to complete exhaustive searches. It also depends on whether the officers are searching a vehicle or a residence.

Without knowing more about the facts of the case and the warrant at issue, I can't help you more.

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Answered on 5/19/13, 6:19 pm

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