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Procedure for Search Warrants and Investigative Orders

If a criminal case has been filed and assigned pursuant to Criminal Rule No. 3, all requests for search warrants, inquisition orders, wiretaps, or other investigative orders involving that case should be presented to the Judge assigned to that case.

All requests for search warrants, inquisition orders, wiretaps, or other investigative orders in cases not yet filed may be presented to any judge or magistrate in the Criminal Department. In the event of multiple requests on the same investigation, requests should be presented to the same judge or magistrate. In the event a judge or magistrate declines any such request, it may be presented to another judge or magistrate of the Criminal Department, but he or she must be advised of the action by the prior judge or magistrate.

If a judge or magistrate is unavailable, Criminal Rule No. 20 will apply.