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Does a search warrant have to be signed by a judge?

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Does a search warrant have to be signed by a judge?

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It can be signed by either a judge or magistrate. But one of these must sign the search warrant for it to be valid.

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Take a look at Chapter 10.79 RCW, Searches and seizures for more information on search warrants.

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The short answer: Yes.

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