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The DC Code: § 23-523 Time of execution of search warrants.

Index23 Criminal Procedure. (Refs & Annos)
A search warrant shall not be executed more than ten days after the date of issuance and shall be returned to the court after its execution or expiration in accordance with section 23-521(f)(6).
A search warrant may be executed on any day of the week and, in the absence of express authorization in the warrant pursuant to section 23-521(f)(5), shall be executed only during the hours of daylight. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "hours of daylight" means between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 23-523. 1973 Ed., § 23-523. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-88, in subsec. (b), added the second sentence. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 221 of Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-181, August 6, 2009, 56 DCR 6903). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 221 of Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18- 227, October 21, 2009, 56 DCR 8668). Legislative History of Laws Law 11-275, the "Second Criminal Code Technical Amendments Act of 1996," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 11-909, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 7, 1996, and December 3, 1996, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 24, 1996, it was assigned Act No. 11-520 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 11-275 became effective on June 3, 1997. For Law 18-88, see notes following § 23-110. DC CODE § 23-523 Current through December 11, 2012


(June 3, 1997, D.C. Law 11-275, § 14(b), 44 DCR 1408; Dec. 10, 2009, D.C. Law 18-88, § 221, 56 DCR 7413.)