Insufficient Affidavit for Warrant Does Not Mean Search Is Always Invalid.

The affidavit associated with most search warrants seem cut and pasted from every prior search warrant.  They are boilerplate and leave one wondering if the applicant for the warrant had any idea what was really going on.  Does this make the resulting search warrant always invalid?  Not always.  Click on the attached link to read a published decision what covered this issue –

The Police Stole My Marijuana – Will My Homeowner’s Insurance Pay Me for My Loss?

Occasionally, a client will tell us that the police made a traffic stop of the client’s car and searched the car from top to bottom, trunk to engine compartment.  The experience can be terrifying because the police often bring a drug-sniffing dog to walk through the car.  The police may find a baggie or more of legal marijuana and they take it. The same experience could happen at one’s home.  Then no charges are filed.  The client is usually thankful for this and hesitant about upsetting the police by asking for the return of his marijuana.  What about asking one’s homeowner’s insurance?  After all, isn’t this what it is for?  Click on the attached article to read a case that discussed this.