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  FindLaw - Warrant to Purchase Preferred Stock - American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc. and GetThere.com
In case the holder shall exercise this Warrant with respect to less than all of the Shares that may be purchased under this Warrant, the Company shall execute a new warrant in the form of this Warrant for the balance of such Shares and deliver such new warrant to the holder of this Warrant.
Any term of this Warrant may be ---------------------- amended and the observance of any term of this Warrant may be waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively), with the written consent of the Company and the Holder.
This Warrant shall be governed by the laws ------------- of the State of California as applied to agreements among California residents made and to be performed entirely within the State of California.
contracts.corporate.findlaw.com /agreements/getthere/amex.warrant.1999.09.14.html   (1421 words)

  MLC - Mayo Law Clinic: Warrants
A bench warrant is a formal order of the court to law enforcement officers to arrest and bring to jail a person who has failed to appear in court at a determined time and place.
The warrant is issued upon a sworn declaration by the district attorney, a police officer or an alleged victim that the accused person committed a crime.
Alternatively, in the case of many Bench Warrants, if a person retains an attorney before he or she is picked up or arrested, the defense attorney can usually prevail upon the court to recall the bench warrant and permit the attorney to make an appearance for the defendant.
www.mayolawclinic.com /cases/warrants.html   (5481 words)

  Warrant (law) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Warrant officers derive their authority from an authorization given by a defense minister as opposed to actually being an officer of the state.
Warrants are typically issued by courts and are directed to the sheriff or a police officer.
Warrants are also issued by other government entities, particularly legislatures, since most have the power to compel the attendance of their members.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Warrant_(law)   (305 words)

 Warrant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In law, a warrant is a form of authorization, such as
Warrant is a Glam Metal band from Los Angeles, California, most famous for their 1990 single and album Cherry Pie.
Warrant was a German speed metal band that formed in 1983.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Warrant   (190 words)

 WARRANT OF ATTORNEY - LoveToKnow Article on WARRANT OF ATTORNEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
At common law a justice of the peace, a sheriff, a coroner, a constable and even a private person, may arrest any one without warrant for a treason, felony or breach of the peace committed, or attempted to be committed, in hispresence.
Warrants of attorney are instruments authorizing an attorney to appear for the principal in an action and to consent to judgment.
A crown writ is a warrant for infeftment (31 and 32 Vict.
www.1911ency.org /W/WA/WARRANT_OF_ATTORNEY.htm   (1712 words)

 Massachusetts Attorney General: 2638
General Laws Chapter 40A, Section 3, states that all agricultural uses must be allowed as of right on land zoned for agriculture and on land that is greater than five acres in size; therefore, as here, a municipality cannot restrict agricultural uses in those areas.
The warrant for all town meetings shall state the time and place of holding the meeting and the subjects to be acted upon thereat No action shall be valid un less the subject matter thereof is contained in the warrant.
Note: General Laws Chapter 40, Section 32, requires that both general and zoning by-laws and by-law amendments, once approved by the Attorney General, must be posted and published by the Town Clerk before they may be deemed to take effect.
www.ago.state.ma.us /sp.cfm?pageid=1287   (1232 words)

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Warrants -- General A citizen's arrest is usually authorized (or required, for a felony committed in the arrestor's presence), but a citizen making an arrest is restricted in some ways that a police officer is not.
Warrants for arrest are usually obtained from a magistrate, a Justice of the Peace, or a judge.
Lawful citizen arrests (under color of law) are protected by law from malicious lawsuits the same as policemen are.
www.textfiles.com /law/crimeftr.022   (5997 words)

 FBI Publications - Law Enforcement Bulletin - Sneak and Peak Warrants
In a subsequent motion to suppress, the defendant contested the validity of the sneak and peak warrant.
During the course of the investigation, the agents obtained a sneak and peek warrant for the search of a storage locker where an undetermined amount of cocaine was reportedly observed by a confidential source.
Because sneak and peek warrants are essentially an alternative to the more intrusive traditional search warrant, it is unlikely that defendants will be successful in showing that they were prejudiced by the government's use of the surreptitious search.
www.fbi.gov /publications/leb/1997/feb975.htm   (2690 words)

 LLRX.com - Sample of Search Warrant Procedures for Libraries
Mary Minow is a library law consultant with librarylaw.com, Past President, California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners, and author of several articles published on LLRX.
If law enforcement officers wait for the appropriate library personnel to arrive, it is desirable to escort them to a private area, to minimize questioning of staff and general disruption.
If not near a fax machine, tell the attorney the time the warrant was served, which areas the warrant states are to be searched, the sorts of evidence the warrant states are to be seized, and the law enforcement agencies that are involved.
www.llrx.com /features/draftsearch.htm   (1550 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Material Witness Law Has Many In Limbo
A judge must approve the warrant, and the witness is entitled to a bond hearing and a court-appointed attorney.
Law enforcement officials previously estimated that about two dozen material witnesses were arrested in connection with the probe.
The law does not require that a material witness be brought before a grand jury.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A31438-2002Nov23?language=printer   (1800 words)

 Michigan OWI & OUIL Lawyer, DUI Attorney, Criminal Defense Law Firm | Welcome
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Although law enforcement officers must obtain a warrant before they can conduct a privacy-invading search, any illicit material that can be plainly seen by any person from a non-intrusive vantage point is subject to confiscation.
If a law enforcement officer asks for your permission to search, it is usually because: (1) there is not enough evidence to obtain a search warrant; or (2) the officer does not feel like going through the hassle of obtaining a warrant.
www.michigan-ouil.com /YourRights.html   (1056 words)

 Know your Law: Summons
Every warrant of arrest issued by a Court shall be in writing and signed by the presiding officer of such Court and shall bear the seal of the Court.
When the person against whom such warrant is issued is arrested, he shall be made over with the warrant to the nearest police officer, who shall cause him to be taken before a magistrate having jurisdiction in the case, unless security is taken.
Warrant directed to police officer for execution outside jurisdiction: When a warrant directed to a police officer is to be executed beyond the local jurisdiction of the Court issuing the same, he shall ordinarily take it for endorsement either to an Executive Magistrate or to
www.ourkarnataka.com /Articles/law/warrantofarrest.htm   (587 words)

 False Arrest/Imprisonment: Warrant
Warrant was supported by probable cause based on statements by student that the teacher attacked and choked her, together with documented evidence of injuries.
Their claim that the warrants were issued without probable cause did not amount to "abuse of process" either, in the absence of a claim that officials who obtained the warrants intended to accomplish something other than their criminal punishment.
State trooper was entitled to qualified immunity for applying for a warrant for a man's arrest for assault and battery and two violations of a domestic violence prevention order on the basis of her interview with the man's ex-wife, as this gave her a reasonable belief that there was probable cause for a warrant.
www.aele.org /law/Digests/civil83.html   (8406 words)

 Enjoy The Drive -- Attachment A
The essence of the law concerning aftermarket auto parts is that a vehicle manufacturer may not condition a written or implied warranty on the consumers using parts or services which are identified by brand, trade, or corporate name (such as the vehicle maker's brand) unless the parts or service are provided free of charge.
The law means that the use of an aftermarket part alone is not cause for denying the warranty.
However, the law's protection does not extend to aftermarket parts in situations where such parts actually caused the damage being claimed under the warranty.
www.enjoythedrive.com /content?id=8128   (231 words)

 Article I – Preliminary Matters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Whenever a law enforcement agent knows that information which is the object of a search warrant is stored at a location other than the one described in the search warrant, the agent should obtain a duplicate warrant specifying the other location to be searched.
Before ruling on a request for a warrant the magistrate may require the affiant to appear personally and may examine under oath the affiant and any witnesses the affiant may produce, and such examination by the magistrate shall be recorded by a court reporter and made part of the application for the warrant.
A federal magistrate judge may issue a warrant for the search of property or for a person outside the district if the property or person is within the district when the warrant sought but might move outside the district before the warrant is executed and a warrant for the preservation of evidence is not feasible.
cybercrimes.net /MCCIP/art7.htm   (8364 words)

 ASIL Insights: ICJ Ruling on Belgian Warrant
Thus, the case before the Court was about whether ministerial immunity affected the lawfulness of the Belgian arrest warrant, and did not deal with the question whether the disputed warrant, issued in an exercise of purported universal jurisdiction, complied with the rules and principles of international law governing the jurisdiction of national courts.
Given that the DRC had dropped its challenge to the legality of the arrest warrant based on Belgium's claim to exercise universal jurisdiction, the Court assumed solely for the purpose of this case that Belgium had jurisdiction under international law to issue and circulate the warrant.
Whereas Belgium claimed that no immunity attaches under international law for serious crimes under international law or for acts done in a private capacity or other than in the performance of official functions, the DRC argued that a sitting foreign minister's immunity is subject to no exception.
www.asil.org /insights/insigh82.htm   (1407 words)

 Criminal Law: No warrant
I am available to answer your questions about criminal law and especially as it applies to police work.
On Saturday night they went to a private party and never showed a warrant and did not answer the owner when he asked who was in charge and what they were doing there.
Had they found contraband (alcohol or drugs) then they defendants (the teenaged kids) might have had a reason to argue in court that the actions of the police were without a warrant and thus the contraband might not have been admitted into evidence at their trial.
en.allexperts.com /q/Criminal-Law-916/warrant.htm   (701 words)

 SCADPlus: European arrest warrant
The European arrest warrant must contain information on the identity of the person concerned, the issuing judicial authority, the final judgment, the nature of the offence, the penalty, etc. (a specimen form is attached to the Framework Decision).
The warrant is translated into the official language of the executing Member State and sent by any means capable of producing written records and allowing the executing Member State to establish its authenticity.
The overall success of the European arrest warrant should not make one lose sight of the effort that is still required by certain Member States singled out by the Commission as not having fully complied with their obligations.
europa.eu.int /scadplus/leg/en/lvb/l33167.htm   (1442 words)

 Legal Definition of Search Warrant
The procedure for obtaining a search warrant involves an ex parte presentation to the magistrate of an affidavit by the law enforcement officer seeking the warrant and requesting the magistrate to issue the warrant based on "'the probability, and not a prima facie showing, of criminal activity.
That they be, not granted without oath made before a justice of a felony committed, and that the complainant has probable cause to suspect they are in such a house or place, and his reasons for such suspicion.
A search warrant ought to command the officer to bring the stolen goods and the person in whose custody they are, before some justice of the peace.
www.lectlaw.com /def2/s117.htm   (495 words)

 Arrest Warrant-Massachusetts Police Discussions Law Review
LAW: An arrest warrant encompasses the power to enter a (suspects) residence for the purpose of executing the warrant.
Article 14 like the Fourth Amendment, requires that the police, with a valid arrest warrant, have (1) a reasonable belief that the location to be searched is the arrestee's residence, and (2) a reasonable belief that the arrestee is in his residence at the time the arrest warrant is executed.
A civil warrant is still a warrant for the arrest of a person and is signed by a judge.
www.masscops.com /forums/showthread.php?t=3653   (964 words)

 Chapter Warpage <i>to</i> Wash of W by Webster's Dictionary (1913 Edition)
A special warrant from the crown, authorizing a party to appoint an attorney to sue or defend for him.
To assure, as a thing sold, to the purchaser; that is, to engage that the thing is what it appears, or is represented, to be, which implies a covenant to make good any defect or loss incurred by it.
Authorized by commission, precept, or right; justifiable; defensible; as, the seizure of a thief is always warrantable by law and justice; falsehood is never warrantable.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/257/1214/24504/2.html   (423 words)

 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
The execution of the City’s search warrant could substantially chill the exercise of fundamental state constitutional rights, primarily because at least one of the reasons why the City seeks the suspect’s customer purchase record is related to the contents of the books that he may have purchased.
Our basic rationale for this holding is that, before law enforcement officials are permitted to take actions that are likely to chill people’s willingness to read a full panoply of books and be exposed to diverse ideas, law enforcement officials must make a heightened showing of their need for the innocent bookstore’s customer purchase records.
The search warrant sought information related to the one transaction for which the police had an invoice number as well as the thirty-day purchasing history of Suspect A. After the adversarial hearing, the trial court held that the thirty-day purchasing history request was too broad and therefore unconstitutional.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /scripts/getcase.pl?court=co&vol=2002sc\560&invol=1   (9962 words)

 search warrant on Encyclopedia.com
SEARCH WARRANT [search warrant] in law, written order by an official of a court authorizing an officer to search in a specified place for specified objects and to seize them if found.
Warrants are not required for the gathering of evidence in some circumstances.
These exceptions include evidence gathered after a lawful arrest, inspections by customs or border officials, searches made with the suspect's consent, searches of items in plain view, and searches of the belongings of secondary students on school property.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s/searchwa.asp   (1081 words)

 FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin,The: Consent once removed - Legal Digest - search warrant law
It is constitutional for a police officer to arrest a suspect in a public place without a warrant if the officer has probable cause to believe the arrestee has committed a crime, regardless of whether that crime is a felony or a misdemeanor.
The common law rule, however, followed in many state and federal statutes, limits the authority of an officer to make a misdemeanor arrest without a warrant to circumstances when the suspect commits the misdemeanor in the officer's presence.
In circumstances when officers do not have a warrant and are not faced with an emergency, they still will be able to conduct a search if they obtain voluntary consent to search from someone who has actual or apparent dominion and control over the premises.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2194/is_2_72/ai_98253659   (1432 words)

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