What if your name is incorrect on a search and seizure warrant?

Asked on November 13, 2015 under Criminal Law, Illinois


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

From the limited facts presented, it sounds as though the warrant may have had you correctly listed as the subject of the search but your name was merely mispelled or the like. Assuming that to be the case, so long as the police searched the right premises and found what they were looking for, even though the warrant was incorrectly worded then it would most probably be valid. Accordingly, any incriminating finds would be admissible.

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