18 U.S. Code § 2235 - Search warrant procured maliciously

Whoever maliciously and without probable cause procures a search warrant to be issued and executed, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 630 (June 15, 1917, ch. 30, title XI, § 20, 40 Stat. 230).

Minor changes were made in phraseology.

Editorial Notes

2002—Pub. L. 107–273 inserted “, or both” after “year”.

1996—Pub. L. 104–294 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $1,000”.

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