Excise Act 1901

PART IX - OFFICERS  

Division 1A - Search and seizure  

Subdivision B - Search warrants in respect of things believed to be evidential material  

SECTION 107BB   THE THINGS THAT ARE AUTHORISED BY A SEARCH WARRANT  

107BB(1)  
A search warrant that is in force in relation to premises authorises the executing officer or a person assisting:


(a) to enter the warrant premises; and


(b) to search for and to record fingerprints found on or in the premises, and take samples of things (other than human biological fluid or tissue) found on or in the premises for forensic purposes; and


(c) to search the premises for the kind of evidential material specified in the warrant, and to seize things of that kind found on or in the premises; and


(d) to seize other things found on or in the premises in the course of the search that the executing officer or a person assisting believes on reasonable grounds:


(i) to be evidential material in relation to an offence to which the warrant relates or to another offence; and

(ii) not to be forfeited goods;
if the executing officer or person assisting believes on reasonable grounds that seizure of the things is necessary to prevent their concealment, loss or destruction or their use in committing an offence; and


(e) if the warrant so allows:


(i) to conduct an ordinary search or a frisk search of a person at or near the premises if the executing officer or a person assisting suspects on reasonable grounds that the person has any evidential material in his or her possession; and

(ii) to seize any such material found in the course of the search.

107BB(2)  
Without limiting the generality of the powers conferred by a warrant issued in respect of premises that are not a conveyance or a container, the warrant extends to every conveyance or container on the premises.

107BB(3)  
Without limiting the generality of the powers conferred by a warrant issued in respect of premises that are a conveyance, the warrant:


(a) permits entry of the conveyance, wherever it is; and


(b) extends to every container on the conveyance.

107BB(4)  
A warrant issued in respect of premises that are a container permits entry of the container, wherever it is, to the extent that it is of a size permitting entry.

107BB(5)  
If the warrant states that it may be executed only during particular hours, the warrant must not be executed outside those hours.

107BB(6)  
If the warrant authorises an ordinary search or a frisk search of a person, a search of the person different to that so authorised must not be done under the warrant.




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