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Chapter 542

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  542.271.  Warrant may issue to search and seize, certain persons and items, or to copy, photograph or record. — 1.  A warrant may be issued to search for and seize, or photograph, copy or record any of the following:

  (1)  Property, article, material, or substance that constitutes evidence of the commission of a criminal offense; or

  (2)  Property which has been stolen or acquired in any other manner declared an offense by chapters 569 and 570; or

  (3)  Property owned by any person furnishing public communications services to the general public subject to the regulations of the public service commission if such person has failed to remove the property within a reasonable time after receipt of a written notice from a peace officer stating that such property is being used as an instrumentality in the commission of an offense; or  

  (4) Property for which possession is an offense under the law of this state; or

  (5)  Property for which seizure is authorized or directed by any statute of this state; or

  (6)  Property which has been used by the owner or used with his acquiescence or consent as a raw material or as an instrument to manufacture or produce any thing for which possession is an offense under the laws of this state.

  2.  A warrant may be issued to search for and rescue a kidnapped person.

  3.  A warrant may be issued to search for any person for whom a valid felony arrest warrant is outstanding.

  4.  A warrant may be issued to search for and seize any deceased human fetus or corpse, or part thereof.

  5.  The provisions of sections 542.261 to 542.296 and section 542.301 shall prevail over any rules and regulations promulgated by any state governmental agency, commission or board, to the contrary notwithstanding.


(L. 1974 S.B. 366 § 3, A.L. 1980 H.B. 1528 Revision, A.L. 1983 S.B. 24)

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