The normal procedure when discovery of evidence of another crime is made while searching under a warrant for something else (i.e. Investigating a fraud scheme and finding child porn mingled with the finance entries) usually halts all further search until a search warrant is obtained for the crime uncovered by the "new" discovery. Often overzeleous investigators believe a permit to stroll through the garden allows tehm to look into the barn. So why risk the possibility of a 'sympathetic idiot' in a black robe tossing the whole thing out for the twenty minutes it takes to prepare and get a telephonic warant?
Retired Police Officer
(Arson and Fraud investigations)
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