(1) A search warrant shall issue only on affidavit sworn to or affirmed before the
judge and relating facts sufficient to:
(a) Identify or describe, as nearly as may be, the premises, person, place, or thing
to be searched;
(b) Identify or describe, as nearly as may be, the property to be searched for, seized,
(c) Establish the grounds for issuance of the warrant or probable cause to believe
that such grounds exist; and
(d) Establish probable cause to believe that the property to be searched for, seized,
or inspected is located at, in, or upon the premises, person, place, or thing to be
(2) The affidavit required by this section may include sworn testimony reduced to
writing and signed under oath by the witness giving the testimony before issuance
of the warrant. A copy of the affidavit and a copy of the transcript of testimony taken in support
of the request for a search warrant shall be attached to the search warrant filed
with the court.
(3) Procedures governing application for and issuance of search warrants consistent
with this section may be established by rule of the supreme court.
(4) A no-knock search warrant shall be issued only if the affidavit for such warrant:
(a) Complies with the provisions of subsections (1), (2), and (3) of this section;
(b) Specifically requests the issuance of a no-knock search warrant; and
(c) Has been reviewed and approved for legal sufficiency and signed by a district
attorney pursuant to section 20-1-106.1(1)(b), C.R.S. Such review and approval may take place as allowed by statute or court rule or by
means of facsimile transmission, telephonic transmission, or other electronic transfer.
(5) If the grounds for the issuance of a no-knock search warrant are established by
a confidential informant, the affidavit for such warrant shall contain a statement
by the affiant concerning when such grounds became known or were verified by the affiant. The statement shall not identify the confidential informant.
(6) For the purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “no-knock search warrant” means a search warrant served by entry without prior identification.
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