Statutory Law - US Code - 18 USC 3109. Breaking doors or windows for entry or exit


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18 USC § 3109. Breaking doors or windows for entry or exit

*Current through Public Law 112-173, August 16th, 2012.

The officer may break open any outer or inner door or window of a house, or any part of a house, or anything therein, to execute a search warrant, if, after notice of his authority and purpose, he is refused admittance or when necessary to liberate himself or a person aiding him in the execution of the warrant.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 820.)