§564. Search of premises without warrant

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/07/019/00564
Published: 2015

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564. Search of premises without warrant

A sheriff,

deputy sheriff, constable, police officer, selectboard member, or grand juror

who has information that malt, vinous, and spirituous liquor or alcohol is kept

with intent to sell, or is sold contrary to law in a tent, shanty, hut, or

place of any kind for selling refreshments in a public place, except dwelling

houses, on or near the ground of a cattle show, agricultural exhibition,

military muster, or public occasion of any kind, shall search such suspected

place without warrant. If such officer finds such liquor upon the premises, he

or she shall seize the same and apprehend the keeper of such place and take him

or her, without the liquor so seized, forthwith or as soon as conveniently may

be, before a district judge in whose jurisdiction the same is found, and

thereupon such officer shall make written complaint under oath, subscribed by

him or her, to such magistrate, setting forth the finding of such liquor. Upon

proof that the liquor is intoxicating and that the same was found in the

possession of the accused in a tent, shanty, or other place, with intent to

sell, the liquor seized shall be adjudged forfeited and disposed of by order of

such magistrate, as provided in this chapter. Such owner or keeper shall be

proceeded against, as provided in this chapter, for keeping such malt, and

vinous beverage, spirituous liquor, or alcohol with intent to sell. (Amended

1965, No. 194, § 10, operative Feb. 1, 1967; 1973, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 8,

eff. April 9, 1974; 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 72.)