Digital Search Warrants

A search warrant may be issued to search a computer or electronic media if there is probable cause to believe that the media contains or is contraband, evidence of a crime, fruits of crime, or an instrumentality of a crime. For more information, see Fed. R. Crim. P. 41(c).

This section will very briefly address three important issues concerning search warrants for digital evidence: particularity, the permissible time period for examining seized electronic devices or storage media,

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