2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 17 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 5 - SEARCHES AND SEIZURES
ARTICLE 2 - SEARCHES WITH WARRANTS
§ 17-5-20 - Requirements for issuance of search warrant generally

O.C.G.A. 17-5-20 (2010)
17-5-20. Requirements for issuance of search warrant generally


(a) A search warrant may be issued only upon the application of an officer of this state or its political subdivisions charged with the duty of enforcing the criminal laws or a currently certified peace officer engaged in the course of official duty, whether said officer is employed by a law enforcement unit of:

(1) The state or a political subdivision of the state; or

(2) A university, college, or school.

(b) A search warrant shall not be issued upon the application of a private citizen or for his aid in the enforcement of personal, civil, or property rights.

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