They cannot. In order to search a property or a car, anything of that nature, police, when they have a warrant, they have to actually seek that warrant with what is called specificity so they have to describe the items that are being searched for and the area to be searched. So for instance if the police are searching a residence and they’re looking at a garage for a certain vehicle, they can’t go into a bedroom and check your drawers because obviously a vehicle couldn’t be in those drawers. So the language of the warrant actually requires that it limits where they have the ability to search and the language is actually contained in a search warrant depending on what that language … The language controls. The language essentially says this is what can be searched, this is what areas can be searched so it’s all covered within the warrant.
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