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The DC Code: § 22-1005 Issuance of search warrants.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

When complaint is made by any humane officer of the Washington Humane Society on oath or affirmation, to any magistrate authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases, that the complainant believes, and has reasonable cause to believe, that the laws in relation to cruelty to animals have been or are being violated in any particular building or place, such magistrate, if satisfied that there is reasonable cause for such belief, shall issue a search warrant, authorizing any marshal, deputy marshal, police officer, or any humane officer of the Washington Humane Society to search such building or place.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-805. 1973 Ed., § 22-805. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-303 substituted "humane office" for "member" in two places. Legislative History of Laws For Law 13-303, see notes following § 22-1001. DC CODE § 22-1005 Current through December 11, 2012


(Aug. 23, 1871, Leg. Assem., p. 136, ch. 106, § 5; Feb. 13, 1885, 23 Stat. 302, ch. 58, § 1; Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1195, ch. 854, § 41; June 8, 2001, D.C. Law 13-303, § 2(c), 47 DCR 7307.)