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  542.266.  Search warrant defined — who may issue. — 1.  A search warrant is a written order of a court commanding the search of a person, place, or thing and the seizure, or photographing or copying, of property found thereon or therein.

  2.  A search warrant may be issued by an appellate judge or by any judge of a court having original jurisdiction of criminal offenses within the territorial jurisdiction where the person, place, or movable or immovable thing to be searched is located at the time of the making of the application.


(L. 1974 S.B. 366 § 2)

(1985) Circuit judge of St. Louis City had no authority to issue a search warrant for an automobile in Greene County and warrant thus issued was invalid despite the "good faith" of the officer conducting the search. State v. Berkwit (Mo.App.E.D.), 689 S.W.2d 763.

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