2013 Code of Alabama
Title 15 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
Chapter 10 - ARRESTS.
Section 15-10-2 - When officer may execute warrant; authority of officer to break and enter dwelling house.


AL Code § 15-10-2 (2013) What's This?
Section 15-10-2When officer may execute warrant; authority of officer to break and enter dwelling house.

An officer may execute a warrant of arrest on any day and at any time; but in doing so, he must inform the defendant of his authority and, if required, must show the warrant. If an officer executing an arrest warrant is refused admittance after notice of his authority and purpose, he may break an outer or inner door or window of a dwelling house in order to make the arrest.

(Code 1852, §435; Code 1867, §3984; Code 1876, §4654; Code 1886, §4261; Code 1896, §5210; Code 1907, §6268; Code 1923, §3262; Code 1940, T. 15, §153.)

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