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A search warrant is a legal document issued by a court that allows the police or another government official to enter your property to look for evidence of a crime. To do this the government must establish probable cause that the evidence sought is likely to be found in the area to be searched. At times courts will issue a search warrant based on what is called exigent circumstances, which means they can get it faster when the evidence is in danger of being moved, destroyed, or otherwise disappear if it is not quickly secured. If you have a question about search warrants, contact a criminal attorney today.