§55. Search warrants; issuance by district judge or justice of the peace
A judge of the District Court or a justice of the peace shall issue search warrants
for any place in the State for such purposes as the Constitution of the United States
and the Constitution of Maine permit, including with respect to any violation over
which the Passamaquoddy Tribe or the Penobscot Nation exercises exclusive jurisdiction
under Title 30, section 6209-A or 6209-B. The evidence presented to the magistrate
in support of the search warrant may consist of affidavits and other evidence under
oath or affirmation that is capable of being reduced to a record for purposes of review.
The Supreme Judicial Court shall by rule provide the procedure of the application
for and issuance of search warrants; provided that, when no procedure is specified,
the judge or justice of the peace shall proceed in any reasonable manner that will
allow the issuance of a search warrant for any constitutional purpose. [1995, c. 388, §3 (AMD); 1995, c. 388, §8 (AFF).]
1965, c. 356, §18 (RPR).
1979, c. 343, §1 (RPR).
1987, c. 736, §20 (AMD).
1991, c. 484, §5 (AMD).
1995, c. 388, §3 (AMD).
1995, c. 388, §8 (AFF).