knock and announce rule


knock and an·​nounce rule
: a rule of criminal procedure requiring that police announce their authority and purpose before entering a premises in execution of a search or arrest warrant unless special circumstances (as risk of harm to the police) warrant unannounced or forcible entry compare exigent circumstances, no-knock search warrant at warrant

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“Knock and announce rule.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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