useless gesture exception

noun

use·​less ges·​ture exception
-ˈjes-chər-
: an exception to the knock and announce rule that excuses police from having to announce their purpose before entering a premises in execution of a warrant if facts known to the officers justify them in being virtually certain that the occupant already knows their purpose

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“Useless gesture exception.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/useless%20gesture%20exception. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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