CCRP 161     

TITLE IV

SEARCH WARRANTS

Art. 161.  Property subject to seizure

A.  Except as authorized by Article 163.1, a judge may issue a warrant authorizing the search for and seizure of any thing within the territorial jurisdiction of the court which:

(1)  Has been the subject of theft.

(2)  Is intended for use or has been used as a means of committing an offense.

(3)  May constitute evidence tending to prove the commission of an offense.

B.  A judge of a city court located in the city of Bastrop may, only with the consent of the judicial district court, issue a warrant authorizing the search for and seizure of anything within the territorial jurisdiction of the district court.

C.  A judge may also issue a search warrant in all other cases specifically provided by law.  A justice of the peace may issue a search warrant only in those cases specifically provided by law.

Acts 1993, No. 846, §1; Acts 2005, No. 38, §1; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 16, §1.