Arizona Court Says Search Warrants do not Require a Correct Address

The Arizona Court of Appeals Division II has ruled that a search warrant is still valid even if it does not contain the correct address of the location to be searched.

In the appeal of Arizona v. Lohse, it was argued in part that since a search warrant obtained by the police did not accurately describe the domicile to be searched – due to an incorrectly transcribed address – both the warrant and the evidence obtained thereof should have been inadmissible. But the court disagreed.

From KTAR News:

“The ruling said Fourth Amendment privacy protections require that warrants specifically describe places to be searched but an incorrect address is outweighed by details such as the home’s color, types of fences, vehicle details and the presence of waiting law enforcement officers.”

You can read the full text of the Appellate Court’s decision HERE.

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