useless gesture exception

noun
use·less ges·ture exception | \ -ˈjes-chər- \

Legal Definition of useless gesture exception 

: 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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