Excise Act 1901

PART IX - OFFICERS  

Division 1A - Search and seizure  

Subdivision D - Provisions applicable both to search and seizure warrants  

SECTION 107DB   ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE ENTRY  

107DB(1)  
The executing officer must, before any person enters premises under a search warrant or a seizure warrant:


(a) announce that he or she is authorised to enter the premises; and


(b) give any person at the premises an opportunity to allow entry to the premises.

107DB(2)  
The executing officer is not required to comply with subsection (1) if he or she believes on reasonable grounds that immediate entry to the premises is required to ensure:


(a) the safety of a person (including the executing officer); or


(b) that the effective execution of the warrant is not frustrated.


 

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