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Invertebrates - Crustaceans - California

(Law Enforcement)

Spiny lobster may not be taken under a sport fishing license except by use of a hoop net or by hand.

Search and Seizure - Agriculture - Arizona

(Law Enforcement)

A. Any lot of agricultural, vegetable or ornamental plant seed not in compliance with the provisions of this article is subject to seizure upon complaint of the director to a court of competent jurisdiction in the locality in which the seed is…

Search and Seizure - Agriculture - Kentucky

(Law Enforcement)

Any lot of fertilizer not in compliance with the provisions of KRS 250.371 to 250.451 shall be subject to seizure on complaint of the director to a court of competent jurisdiction in the area in which said fertilizer is located. In the event the…

Search and Seizure - Agriculture - Maine

(Law Enforcement)

Any lot of agricultural, vegetable or tree and shrub seeds not in compliance with this subchapter shall be subject to seizure on complaint of the commissioner to a court of competent jurisdiction in the locality in which the seed is located. In the…

Search and Seizure - Agriculture - Missouri

(Law Enforcement)

1. In carrying out the provisions of sections 263.010 to 263.180, the state entomologist or authorized personnel may intercept, stop and detain for official inspection any person, car, vessel, boat, truck, automobile, aircraft, wagon, or other…

Search and Seizure - Agriculture - Montana

(Law Enforcement)

Any lot of commercial fertilizer, soil conditioner or soil amendment not in compliance with this act is subject to seizure on complaint of the department to a court of competent jurisdiction in the area in which the commercial fertilizer, soil…

Search and Seizure - Agriculture - North Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

1. The seed commissioner may seize any seed potatoes, if the seed commissioner believes that the seed potatoes are mislabeled. 2. The seed commissioner may hold any seed potatoes seized under this section until they are: a. Graded or reconditioned to…

Search and Seizure - Agriculture - Ohio

(Law Enforcement)

(A) The director of agriculture or his authorized representative may seize, or order removed from sale, any nursery stock which has been removed from the field where grown, has not been permanently replanted, and: (1) Does not comply with the…

Search and Seizure - Agriculture - Oklahoma

(Law Enforcement)

A. The State Board of Agriculture or its authorized agents shall have the authority to enter any premises or mode of transportation during reasonable hours for the purpose of implementing the Oklahoma Agricultural Code or rules promulgated pursuant…

Search and Seizure - Agriculture - Oregon

(Law Enforcement)

Any embargo or seizure of agricultural seed or vegetable seed under the authority of ORS 633.670(3), and any quarantine or detention of agricultural seed or vegetable seed under the authority of ORS 633.690, shall conform to the requirements of ORS…

Search and Seizure - Agriculture - Rhode Island

(Law Enforcement)

Any lot of agricultural or vegetable seed not in compliance with the provisions of this chapter are subject to seizure on complaint of the director to a court of competent jurisdiction in the locality in which the seed is located. In the event the…

Search and Seizure - Agriculture - South Carolina

(Law Enforcement)

Any pines or currant or gooseberry plants found to be moving or to have moved within this State in violation of these regulations or into this State in violation of regulations issued by the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States Department of…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Connecticut

(Law Enforcement)

Any bird, quadruped, reptile or amphibian, or part thereof, illegally taken or possessed, or any bird, quadruped, reptile or amphibian illegally used in the pursuit of any bird, quadruped, reptile or amphibian...

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Connecticut

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, no person shall import or introduce into the state, or possess or liberate therein, any live fish, wild bird, wild mammal, reptile, amphibian or invertebrate unless such person has obtained a…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Delaware

(Law Enforcement)

3.1.3 Seizure of Shellfish: Shellfish which are determined to be adulterated, or which cannot be identified as to source or place or origin, shall be seized, confiscated, and destroyed by DNREC. DNREC shall possess the authority to seize, confiscate,…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Florida

(Law Enforcement)

No search warrant shall issue under this chapter or under any other law of this state to search any private dwelling occupied as such unless: (1) It is being used for the unlawful sale, possession, or manufacture of intoxicating liquor; (2) Stolen or…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Georgia

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Peace officers authorized to enforce this chapter may seize as contraband any wild animal for which a permit or license, or both, is required and for which no permit or license, or both, has been obtained. (b) When any peace officer authorized to…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Indiana

(Law Enforcement)

Sec. 4. (a) A court may issue a warrant to search a house or place for the following: (1) Seines, fishnets, fish traps, fish-spears, or any implement or device used or kept for use for taking wild animals illegally.

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Iowa

(Law Enforcement)

The director or any peace officer shall seize with or without warrant and take possession of, or direct the disposal of, any fish, furs, birds, or animals, or mussels, clams, or frogs, which have been caught, taken, or killed at a time, in a manner,…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Iowa

(Law Enforcement)

Whoever shall take, catch, kill, injure, destroy, have in possession, buy, sell, ship, or transport any frogs, fish, mussels, birds, their nests, eggs, or plumage, fowls, game, or animals or their fur or raw pelt in violation of the provisions of…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Iowa

(Law Enforcement)

77.13(1) Except as provided in subrule 77.13(2), the department shall seize a dangerous wild animal which is in the possession of a person if the person is not in compliance with the requirements of this chapter. An animal warden as defined in Iowa…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Maine

(Law Enforcement)

1. Seizure; filing libel. All fish or wildlife hunted, trapped, fished, bought, sold, carried, transported or found in possession of any person in violation of this Part, and all currency used in violation of this Part and equipment, including but…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Maine

(Law Enforcement)

In accordance with 12 M.R.S.A. §6746-A it shall be unlawful to fish for or take mussels (Mytilus edulis) by dragging between sunset (12 M.R.S.A. §6001(46)) and sunrise (12 M.R.S.A. §6001(45)) within Maine's territorial waters except the Commissioner…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Maryland

(Law Enforcement)

A Natural Resources police officer or any law enforcement officer, upon arresting any person for violating any provision of this title or any regulation adopted pursuant to this title, may seize every bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian unlawfully…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Maryland

(Law Enforcement)

If any Natural Resources police officer or any law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that any person possesses any bird, mammal, amphibian, or reptile or any device in violation of this title, the officer shall go before any District…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Maryland

(Law Enforcement)

(a) In addition to any other penalty provided by the provisions of this title, the Secretary may revoke or suspend any license, permit, or certificate issued to any person pursuant to this subtitle if the Secretary finds the person or a guest of the…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Maryland

(Law Enforcement)

If any Natural Resources police officer or any law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that any person possesses any fish or any device in violation of this title, the officer shall go before any District Court judge of the county in…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Massachusetts

(Law Enforcement)

Fish, birds or mammals unlawfully taken or held, or any equipment, the possession or use of which is prohibited by any law relating to inland fisheries and game, may be the subject of a search warrant as provided in chapter two hundred and…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Massachusetts

(Law Enforcement)

(22) Seizure of Diseased Fish and Wildlife. Any fish, viable eggs thereof, amphibians, reptiles, birds, or mammals and including any parts thereof, which are brought into Massachusetts in violation of 321 CMR 2.15, or which are so brought in under…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Minnesota

(Law Enforcement)

Upon complaint establishing that the complainant has probable cause to believe that a wild animal taken, bought, sold, transported, or possessed in violation of the game and fishlaws, or contraband, is concealed or illegally kept in a place, a judge,…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Montana

(Law Enforcement)

(1) The department may seize or confiscate any unlawfully possessed game farm animals, including any game farm animals possessed following the expiration of the period prescribed in (2). The department shall provide notice and opportunity for hearing…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - New Hampshire

(Law Enforcement)

(a) The executive director shall revoke a falconer's permit and seize permittee's raptors as follows: (1) The executive director shall revoke a falconer's permit pursuant to RSA 214:19 if the permittee is convicted of any violation of state or…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - New Mexico

(Law Enforcement)

All game and fish seized under the game laws shall without unnecessary delay be sold by the officer making such seizure, or by the state warden [director of the department of game and fish], except when such sale is impracticable or likely to incur…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - New Mexico

(Law Enforcement)

If any duly authorized inspector should find any livestock or carcasses in the possession of any person, firm or corporation for use, sale or transporting by any means, and said person, firm or corporation in charge of said livestock or carcasses is…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - New York

(Law Enforcement)

Whenever it appears probable that fish, wildlife or game, shellfish, crustacea, protected insect,1 or parts thereof taken or possessed contrary to the Fish and Wildlife Law2 are concealed, or that a net possessed contrary thereto is concealed, any…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - New York

(Law Enforcement)

1.1 When any fish, game, wildlife, shellfish, crustacea or part thereof, or any protected insect, or any bird plumage, is a. seized by an enforcement officer as provided in section 71-0907 and it is thereafter determined that the possession thereof,…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - New York

(Law Enforcement)

1. If the defendant in any prosecution, civil or criminal, for a violation involving the taking of deer with the aid of an artificial light, is held liable or found guilty, or shall effect a civil settlement of any action or cause of action in favor…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Northern Mariana Islands

(Law Enforcement)

(1) All fish, game, or threatened or endangered species, or part thereof, or any item made of any threatened or endangered species in whole or in part, taken, possessed, sold, purchased, offered for sale or purchase, transported, delivered, received,…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Oklahoma

(Law Enforcement)

A. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry may take into possession any vehicle, implement of husbandry, farming equipment or farm implement and any and all livestock, or any part thereof, killed, taken, shipped, or possessed in…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Oregon

(Law Enforcement)

(1) In addition to the penalty prescribed by ORS 506.991, upon conviction of a violation of ORS 509.011, the court may order the forfeiture of the boat, vessel, vehicle and fishing gear unlawfully used, in the manner provided by ORS 506.695 and…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Oregon

(Law Enforcement)

The persons mentioned in ORS 496.645 may at any time, without warrant, seize and take possession of: (1) Any wildlife which has been caught, taken or killed, or had in possession or under control, which have been killed, had in possession or shipped,…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Oregon

(Law Enforcement)

(1) All fish taken by or in the possession of any person in violation of the commercial fishing laws or the rules of the State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall be seized by any member of the commission or any officer described in ORS 506.521. (2)…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Puerto Rico

(Law Enforcement)

(f) Late renewal [of falconry licenses] more than six (6) months after the expiration date shall entail the cancellation of the license, seizure of the birds of prey in the license-holder's power, and the filing of everything needed to begin the…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Puerto Rico

(Law Enforcement)

The Natural and Environmental Resources Rangers Corps shall have the power to enforce all the laws related to the protection, conservation and supervision of the natural resources of Puerto Rico, and as part of such power it may...(J) Seize and keep…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - South Carolina

(Law Enforcement)

A duly commissioned enforcement officer, upon making an affidavit before a magistrate or in any court of the State that there exist reasonable grounds to believe that birds, fish or game are in the possession of any person or any common carrier in…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

The Department of Game, Fish and Parks has charge of the seizure and disposition of any game bird, game animal, and fish, taken, killed, transported, or possessed contrary to law, and of any dog, gun, seine, net, boat, light, or other instrumentality…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

Any bees brought into this state without an entrance permit or a compliance agreement shall be seized by the secretary. If the bees are found by the secretary to be infested by a regulated pest, the secretary may forthwith destroy the bees and bee…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

Any bird, animal, fish, or the skin of any fur-bearing animal, or any part of any such bird, animal, fish, or skin, caught, killed, shipped, possessed, or controlled, contrary to any of the provisions of this title or any rules of the Game, Fish and…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Tennessee

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any officer of the agency, upon finding a violation of this part, of the terms of the permit or rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this part, may, as appropriate: (1) Exercise such officer's arrest authority or, in lieu of exercising…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Tennessee

(Law Enforcement)

(a) All officers of the wildlife resources agency, sheriffs and their deputies shall seize and take possession of any and all furs, fish, wild animals, wild birds, guns, rods, reels, nets, creels, boats or other instruments, tackle or devices that…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Vermont

(Law Enforcement)

Fish, wild animals, and illegal devices for taking fish or wild animals found in the possession of a person in violation of a provision of this part, shall be seized and confiscated in the name of the State and the Commissioner may sell or otherwise…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Vermont

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Importation. Raptors brought into Vermont may be imported only under the authority of an importation permit from the Commissioner to a permitted falconer in accordance with 10 V.S.A. § 4709. (1) Importation permits shall not be issued for the…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Washington

(Law Enforcement)

(1) Upon a showing of probable cause that there has been a violation of an invasive species law of the state of Washington, or upon a showing of probable cause to believe that evidence of such a violation may be found at a place, a court must issue a…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Washington

(Law Enforcement)

Fish and wildlife officers and ex officio fish and wildlife officers may seize without a warrant wildlife, fish, shellfish, and covered animal species parts and products they have probable cause to believe have been taken, transported, or possessed…

Search and Seizure - Creatures Illegally Possessed - Wisconsin

(Law Enforcement)

(1) Seizure and confiscation of wild animals or plants. The department and its wardens shall seize and confiscate any wild animal, carcass or plant caught, killed, taken, had in possession or under control, sold or transported in violation of any of…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Alaska

(Law Enforcement)

Each peace officer designated in AS 16.05.150 may without a warrant search any thing or place if the search is reasonable or is not protected from searches and seizures without warrant within the meaning of art. I, Sec. 14, Alaska State Constitution,…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Alaska

(Law Enforcement)

Each peace officer designated in AS 16.05.150 may without a warrant search any thing or place if the search is reasonable or is not protected from searches and seizures without warrant within the meaning of art. I, Sec. 14, Alaska State Constitution,…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - American Samoa

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or of rules promulgated under this chapter shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor. A business entity found in violation of this chapter or of rules promulgated under this chapter shall be…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Connecticut

(Law Enforcement)

Any weapon, article or implement, capable of being used for the purpose of taking, catching or holding any fish, crustacean, wild or game bird, wild or game quadruped, reptile or amphibian, which is abandoned, discarded or thrown away in an attempt…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - District of Columbia

(Law Enforcement)

(a) All rifles, shotguns, ammunition, bows, arrows, traps, seines, nets, boats, and other devices of every nature or description used by any person within the District of Columbia when engaged in killing, ensnaring, trapping, or capturing any wild…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Guam

(Law Enforcement)

Any net, vessel including engines, motors and all vessel accessories, paraphernalia, beast of burden, trap, firearm, electrical device or vehicle used for taking or transporting fish or game taken in violation of the provisions of this Article is a…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Hawaii

(Law Enforcement)

Any hunting gear or appliance used or possessed in violation of this rule may be seized and forefeited pursuant to section 199-7, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Kentucky

(Law Enforcement)

(1) The commissioner, all conservation officers, persons appointed by the commissioner, and all peace officers and their deputies shall seize and take possession of any and all furs, wildlife, guns, dogs, instruments, boats or devices which have been…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Louisiana

(Law Enforcement)

A. Responsibilities of the Chief of the Enforcement Division and Law Enforcement Officers 1. The chief of the Enforcement Division of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries shall be responsible for the adherence to and implementation of these…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Maine

(Law Enforcement)

Any marine organism, that is taken, bought, sold, shipped, transported or found in the possession of any person in violation of any provision of marine resources' laws, is contraband and is subject to forfeiture in accordance with this section and…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Maine

(Law Enforcement)

Except as provided for Atlantic Halibut, It is unlawful to fish commercially in Maine's territorial waters for any species of groundfish, as defined in Chapter 34.01(F), except in accordance with the following methods and restrictions: A. Otter and…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Maryland

(Law Enforcement)

(a) A Natural Resources police officer or any law enforcement officer, upon arresting any person for violating any provision of this title or any regulation adopted pursuant to this title, may seize any device, equipment, conveyance, or property…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Maryland

(Law Enforcement)

(a) If a Natural Resources police officer or any law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that any species of wildlife or any device is possessed in violation of this title, and it is not possible or feasible to secure a search warrant…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Maryland

(Law Enforcement)

(a) If a Natural Resources police officer or any law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that any fish or device is possessed, in violation of this title, and it is not possible or feasible to secure a search warrant in time to seize…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Nebrasks

(Law Enforcement)

Every device, net, and trap and every ferret possessed, used, or attempted to be used by any person in taking any game contrary to the Game Law is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and subject to seizure and confiscation by any conservation…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - New Mexico

(Law Enforcement)

Any duly authorized inspector or peace officer of any county in this state is hereby authorized to stop and search, without warrant, any motor or other vehicle which they may have reason to believe is transporting stolen livestock or the carcasses…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - New Mexico

(Law Enforcement)

Every net, trap, explosive, poisonous or stupefying substance, or device used or intended for use in taking or killing game or fish in violation of this chapter, and set, kept or found in or upon any of the streams or waters in this state or upon the…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - New Mexico

(Law Enforcement)

A. All firearms and bows and arrows may be subject to seizure and forfeiture when used as instrumentalities in the commission of the following crimes: (1) illegal possession or transportation of big game during closed season; (2) taking big game…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Northern Mariana Islands

(Law Enforcement)

(1) All fish, game, or threatened or endangered species, or part thereof, or any item made of any threatened or endangered species in whole or in part, taken, possessed, sold, purchased, offered for sale or purchase, transported, delivered, received,…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Ohio

(Law Enforcement)

No person shall throw or cast the rays of a spotlight or other artificial light from any vehicle into any field, woodland, or forest while having in his possession a hunting device, or throw or cast the rays of a spotlight or other artificial light…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Ohio

(Law Enforcement)

Any motor vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, or boat used in the unlawful taking or transporting of wild animals, and any net, seine, trap, ferret, gun, or other device used in the unlawful taking of wild animals, is a public nuisance. Each wildlife…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Oregon

(Law Enforcement)

(1) All wildlife taken by, or in the possession of any person in violation of the wildlife laws, and all guns, boats, traps, fishing apparatus and implements used in angling, hunting or trapping or taking any wildlife in violation of the wildlife…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Oregon

(Law Enforcement)

(1) Any boat, vehicle, aircraft or other conveyance used by or with the knowledge of the owner or the person operating or in charge thereof, other than stolen conveyances, in the unlawful transportation of livestock, livestock carcasses, poultry or…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Rhode Island

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any vessel, boat, fishing tackle, guns, shooting and hunting paraphernalia, traps, decoys, or any other implements, appliances, or equipment used in violation of any law, rule, or regulation relating to fish and wildlife, which, by provision of…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - South Carolina

(Law Enforcement)

(A) Every vehicle, boat, trailer, other means of conveyance, animal, firearm, or device used in the hunting of deer or bear at night is forfeited to the State and must be seized by any peace officer who shall forthwith deliver it to the department.…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

Any certified law enforcement officer may without warrant or process take, seize and destroy any net, seine, snare, device, or contrivance used or maintained for the purpose of illegally catching, taking, killing, attracting, or deceiving any wild…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

Any gun, implement, or vehicle unlawfully used in the killing, taking, or transporting of elk or buffalo one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise during open season or any time during closed season on such animals is deemed contraband.

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

Any law enforcement officer may seize and hold, for the purpose of being used as evidence at any trial, any hunting and fishing equipment used in violation of the game and fish laws.

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Texas

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (d) of this section, no person may catch fish by using an electricity-producing device designed to shock fish. (b) No person may manufacture or sell an electricity-producing device designed to shock fish. (c)…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Utah

(Law Enforcement)

No person shall use any vehicle for the transportation of stolen livestock or carcasses. Any vehicle used in transporting stolen livestock or carcasses is subject to seizure and public sale by the sheriff of the county where it is found. No sale…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Vermont

(Law Enforcement)

A person convicted of violating the provisions of section 4745, 4781, 4783, 4784, 4705(a), 4280, 4747, or 4606 of this title relating to taking big game shall forfeit to the Department of Fish and Wildlife the firearms, jacks, artificial lights,…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Vermont

(Law Enforcement)

When firearms, jacks, artificial lights, motor vehicles, and any other devices used in the taking or transportation of big game are seized or taken by a game warden or other officer, with or without a warrant, the officer who makes the seizure shall…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Vermont

(Law Enforcement)

Upon seizure of such firearm, jack, light, vehicle, or device without a warrant, a game warden or other officer shall forthwith make complaint, under oath, subscribed by him or her, to a court or magistrate having jurisdiction of offenses hereunder…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Virginia

(Law Enforcement)

All conservation police officers are vested with the authority to search any person arrested as provided in § 29.1-205 together with any box, can, package, barrel or other container, hunting bag, coat, suit, trunk, grip, satchel or fish basket…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Washington

(Law Enforcement)

Fish and wildlife officers and ex officio fish and wildlife officers may make a reasonable search without warrant of a vessel, conveyances, vehicles, containers, packages, or other receptacles for fish, seaweed, shellfish, and wildlife which they…

Search and Seizure - Equipment and Vehicles - Washington

(Law Enforcement)

(1) Fish and wildlife officers and ex officio fish and wildlife officers may seize without warrant boats, airplanes, vehicles, motorized implements, conveyances, gear, appliances, or other articles they have probable cause to believe have been held…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - California

(Law Enforcement)

(a) The department or an eligible local entity shall inspect the wild animal facilities, as determined by the director's advisory committee, of each person holding a permit issued pursuant to Section 2150 authorizing the possession of a wild animal.…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - California

(Law Enforcement)

All licenses, tags, and the birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibians taken or otherwise dealt with under this code, and any device or apparatus designed to be, and capable of being, used to take birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibians…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - California

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any person who transports, receives, or imports into the State, or transports within the State, any live wild animal enumerated in or designated pursuant to Section 2118, shall hold said animal in confinement for inspection and immediately notify…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Delaware

(Law Enforcement)

(a) It is the intent of this chapter to prevent both the manufacture and the sale within this State of any of the articles enumerated in § 2105 of this title, except in conformity to and in compliance with this chapter. Inasmuch, however, as some of…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Delaware

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any employee, authorized by the Department, at a reasonable time may board any boat, inspect equipment, materials or shellfish, or lands associated with or used in the taking or cultivation of shellfish.

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Idaho

(Law Enforcement)

No fisherman, hunter or trapper shall refuse or fail to: (a) Inspection of Wildlife. Upon request of the director, produce for inspection any wildlife in his possession. (b) Check Stations. Stop and report at a wildlife check station encountered on…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Idaho

(Law Enforcement)

Officers are hereby vested with authority and it is their duty to: (a) Inspection of Storage Facilities. Inspect all depots, cars, warehouses, cold storage rooms, warerooms, restaurants, hotels, motels, markets, air terminals and all baggage,…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Indiana

(Law Enforcement)

Sec. 3. (a) As used in this section, “public or private property” does not include dwellings. (b) The director and conservation officers may: (1) search a boat, a conveyance, a vehicle, an automobile, a fish box, a fish basket, a game bag, a game…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Kansas

(Law Enforcement)

(a) The department shall conduct periodic inspections of, and review the records of, each permitted swine facility as follows: (1) For any facility identified as having a specific water pollution problem, every 6 months; (2) for any facility not…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Kansas

(Law Enforcement)

(a) On and after September 1, 2006, a person who possesses a dangerous regulated animal shall notify, in writing, and register the dangerous regulated animal with the local animal control authority.

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Kentucky

(Law Enforcement)

(1) The department or its agents or employees shall have free access within reasonable hours to any farm, orchard, garden, elevator, warehouse, building, cellar, freight or express office or car, freight yard, vehicle, vessel, boat, container, or any…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Louisiana

(Law Enforcement)

A. The secretary, the deputy secretary, or any commissioned wildlife enforcement agent of the enforcement division may visit, inspect, and examine, with or without search warrant, records, any cold storage plant, warehouse, boat, store, car,…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Maine

(Law Enforcement)

For the purpose of preventing the inhumane slaughtering of livestock, the commissioner shall appoint inspectors to examine and inspect the method by which livestock are slaughtered and handled in connection with slaughter in the licensed or official…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Maine

(Law Enforcement)

1. Consent to inspection. Any person who signs an application for a license or aquaculture lease or receives a license or aquaculture lease under this Part has a duty to submit to inspection and search for violations related to the licensed…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Minnesota

(Law Enforcement)

Subdivision 1. Storage of wild animals. (a) When an enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that wild animals possessed or stored in violation of the game and fish laws are present, the enforcement officer may enter and inspect any…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Minnesota

(Law Enforcement)

Subdivision 1. Unlawful conduct. A person may not: (1) intentionally hinder, resist, or obstruct an enforcement officer, agent, or employee of the division in the performance of official duties; (2) refuse to submit to inspection of equipment used to…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Missouri

(Law Enforcement)

1. It is hereby made the duty of every warehouse, merchant, or common carrier, or agent, servant or employee thereof, to permit any agent of the commission to examine any package in the possession of said warehouse or common carrier, or agent,…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Montana

(Law Enforcement)

All roadside menageries, wild animal menageries, and zoos and all equipment used in connection with any roadside menagerie, wild animal menagerie, or zoo must be open to inspection at all reasonable hours. If upon inspection it is found that the…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Montana

(Law Enforcement)

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Montana

(Law Enforcement)

(1) An authorized representative of the department may enter at reasonable times on private or public property to inspect and investigate conditions relating to the treating of garbage to be fed, or the feeding of garbage, to swine or other animals.…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Montana

(Law Enforcement)

(1) All state stock inspectors inspecting any livestock before or after shipment or removal from any county in this state, upon a change of ownership, or at the preslaughter inspection at a licensed slaughterhouse may inspect and seize either at the…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Montana

(Law Enforcement)

(1) The department may conduct inspections for the presence of fish pathogens at any fish hatchery or culture facility. Inspections may be conducted at the request of the hatchery or facility or by order of the department. The expense of inspection…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Nevada

(Law Enforcement)

Inspectors shall have the right at all times to enter any premises, farms, fields, pens, slaughterhouses, buildings, cars, trucks or railroad cars where any sheep are quartered, for the purpose of examining them to determine whether they are infected…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Nevada

(Law Enforcement)

To carry out the provisions of this chapter and to conduct inspections pursuant thereto, the Department or any authorized representative thereof may enter the establishment or premises where any public livestock auction is held and inspect the…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Nevada

(Law Enforcement)

1. Any person holding a falconry license must allow the Department's employees to enter his or her premises at any reasonable hour: (a) To inspect equipment, mews or other raptor housing facilities to ensure compliance with the provisions of NAC…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Nevada

(Law Enforcement)

Inspectors may at all times enter any premises, farms, fields, corrals, pens, slaughterhouses, buildings, places, cars, trucks or vehicles where any animal is quartered for the purpose of examining such places, vehicles or animals to determine…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - New Mexico

(Law Enforcement)

A person killing or causing to be killed any livestock for his own use or for the use of others or for the purpose in whole or in part of sale or exchange is required to keep in his own possession, unchanged and unmutilated and in condition to be…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - North Carolina

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Protectors are authorized to enter and make a reasonable inspection at an appropriate time of day of any premises in which a person subject to administrative control under G.S. 113-276.2 conducts his operations to determine whether any wildlife…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Northern Mariana Islands

(Law Enforcement)

Any conservation officer, any other person authorized by the director, or any person authorized by the Director of Finance, to enforce this chapter with respect to any threatened or endangered species, may detain for inspection and inspect any…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Oklahoma

(Law Enforcement)

A. 1. The board of directors and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, or their authorized agents shall have authority, to: a. enter cotton fields and other premises in order to carry out activities, including but not limited to…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Oklahoma

(Law Enforcement)

A. 1. The board of directors and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, or their authorized agents shall have authority, to: a. enter cotton fields and other premises in order to carry out activities, including but not limited to…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Oklahoma

(Law Enforcement)

A. 1. The board of directors and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, or their authorized agents shall have authority, to: a. enter cotton fields and other premises in order to carry out activities, including but not limited to…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Oregon

(Law Enforcement)

(1)(a) An animal dealer shall permit inspection during normal business hours of companion animal records and the location at which companion animals are kept. The dealer may require documentation that a person seeking to inspect the location is the…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

Any person who possesses any game bird, animal, or fish shall, upon the request of any person authorized to enforce the game and fish laws of the state, permit the inspection and count of the birds, animals, or fish.

Search and Seizure - Inspection - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

The secretary may enter any private or public premises on which an apiary or any bee equipment is located to ascertain the existence of pests or regulated pests.

Search and Seizure - Inspection - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

The Animal Industry Board has the right of access to, and inspection of, any place or property if necessary to carry out the powers and duties of the board, or to enforce its rules and orders.

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Tennessee

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any person possessing live wildlife in Class I or Class II shall, during normal business hours and at all reasonable times, and without the necessity of a search warrant, allow the executive director or any officer or employee of the agency to…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Texas

(Law Enforcement)

a) A commissioner or an inspector, and assistants, may enter public or private property, without a warrant, for the exercise of an authority or performance of a duty under this chapter. (b) If an inspector or commissioner desires to be accompanied by…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Utah

(Law Enforcement)

(1) A brand inspector is empowered with the authority of a special function officer for the purpose of enforcing this chapter and such an inspector may, if deemed proper, stop any vehicle carrying livestock or livestock carcasses for the purpose of…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Utah

(Law Enforcement)

(1) A brand inspector, as an agent of the department, shall verify livestock ownership by conducting a brand inspection during daylight hours. (2) After conducting the brand inspection, the brand inspector, if satisfied that the livestock subject to…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Virginia

(Law Enforcement)

A. Inspections. Agents of the commission and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries are authorized to make periodic inspection of the facilities and the stock of each operation permitted under this section.

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Washington

(Law Enforcement)

Fish and wildlife officers may inspect without warrant at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner the premises, containers, fishing equipment, fish, seaweed, shellfish, and wildlife, and records required by the department of any commercial fisher…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Washington

(Law Enforcement)

Based upon articulable facts that a person is engaged in fishing, harvesting, or hunting activities, fish and wildlife officers and ex officio fish and wildlife officers have the authority to temporarily stop the person and check for valid licenses,…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Washington

(Law Enforcement)

The powers conferred by RCW 77.12.610 through 77.12.630 are in addition to all other powers conferred by law upon the department. Nothing in RCW 77.12.610 through 77.12.630 shall be construed to prohibit the department from operating wildlife…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Wyoming

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section or except as provided in W.S. 11-20-211, 11-20-224 and 11-20-230, it is unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or association to sell, change ownership or to remove or cause to be…

Search and Seizure - Inspection - Wyoming

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any inspector, game warden or peace officer of the county or state of Wyoming may stop any vehicle carrying livestock, poultry, or carcasses thereof, for the purpose of examining the owner's permit and the contents of the vehicle. (b) Any…

Search and Seizure - Inspections - Arizona

(Law Enforcement)

A. Livestock officers and inspectors may authenticate bills of sale of livestock, brands and marks, deliver certificates of acknowledgment thereof under their hands and seals and take acknowledgments to applications for brands and marks. A fee of…

Search and Seizure - Inspections - Colorado

(Law Enforcement)

(1) Any person who hunts, traps, fishes, or possesses wildlife for any purpose shall produce all applicable licenses issued to him by the division, all firearms, all records required to be maintained by articles 1 to 6 of this title or by any rule or…

Search and Seizure - Miscellaneous - Missouri

(Law Enforcement)

(1) Powers of the director of the Department of Agriculture in the enforcement of animal disease control and eradication law. (A) The director shall authorize certain employees of the department or employees of the United States Department of…

Search and Seizure - Miscellaneous - New York

(Law Enforcement)

(a) When an environmental conservation officer or other authorized employee of the department determines or has substantial reason to believe that a native fish or feral animal which has been taken possesses an epizootic disease which endangers the…

Search and Seizure - Miscellaneous - New York

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to list species of native or non-native fish that present a danger to the health or welfare of indigenous fish populations, and to the health or welfare of people of the State. (b) Prohibitions. (1) Except…

Search and Seizure - Miscellaneous - North Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

1. Upon seizing an animal as provided for in section 36-21.2-05, the law enforcement officer shall provide care for the animal, either directly or through a contractual arrangement with another person. For purposes of this subsection, “care” means…

Search and Seizure - Miscellaneous - North Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

A person is guilty of an infraction if the person: 1. Conceals, releases, or removes an animal from the place where the animal is located with intent to impair that animal's availability for seizure under that warrant or order while the person is…

Search and Seizure - Miscellaneous - Rhode Island

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Short term nonresident exhibitions. Animals subject to this chapter may be brought into the state for short term nonresident exhibition purposes without permit. Animal(s) permitted entry under this section shall not be disposed of by sale, trade…

Search and Seizure - Miscellaneous - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

Whenever any animal or animals are restrained under § 40-28-7, the person restraining the same shall forthwith notify the owner or person in whose custody the same were at the time the trespass was committed, of the seizure thereof, providing the…

Search and Seizure - Miscellaneous - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

Any peace officer, officer or agent of a humane society, or agent of the board may use all necessary means to control a dangerous animal so as not to immediately jeopardize the health or safety of themselves or others.

Search and Seizure - Miscellaneous - Utah

(Law Enforcement)

(1) A search warrant may be issued by a magistrate to search for any property which may constitute evidence of any violation of the provisions of this code, rules, regulations, or proclamations of the Wildlife Board upon an affidavit of any person.

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - Maine

(Law Enforcement)

1. Possession. A state veterinarian, humane agent, sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, police officer, animal control officer, person authorized to make arrests or the commissioner may apply to the District Court or the Superior Court for…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - Michigan

(Law Enforcement)

Sec. 17. (1) A law enforcement officer shall seize a large carnivore pursuant to an order of seizure issued by the court having jurisdiction over the large carnivore upon a showing of probable cause that the large carnivore is subject to forfeiture…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - New Jersey

(Law Enforcement)

A sheriff, undersheriff, constable, police officer, certified animal control officer who has been properly authorized pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1983, c. 525 (C.4:19-15.16b), or humane law enforcement officer of the New Jersey Society for the…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - New Jersey

(Law Enforcement)

Any court having jurisdiction of violations of the law in relation to cruelty to animals may issue search warrants to enter and search buildings or places wherein it is reasonably believed that such law is being violated.

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - New York

(Law Enforcement)

1. Any police officer or agent or officer of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or any duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, may lawfully take possession of any lost, strayed, homeless or…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - North Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

1. A law enforcement officer may petition the court for an order directing the seizure of any animal believed to have been neglected, abused, treated cruelly, or subjected to any act or omission in violation of this chapter. 2. The court may act…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - Ohio

(Law Enforcement)

The chief of the division of wildlife may permit or forbid or otherwise regulate the receiving of any species of live wild animals for delivery within the state and the shipping of such wild animals from any point in the state to any point within or…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - Pennsylvania

(Law Enforcement)

(l) Search warrants.--Where a violation of this section is alleged, any issuing authority may, in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, issue to any police officer or any agent of any society or…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - Rhode Island

(Law Enforcement)

After the seizure of any birds or animals as provided in § 4-1-12, application shall be made to a district court or the superior court for a sentence of forfeiture of the birds or animals; and if, upon the hearing of the application, it is found that…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - South Carolina

(Law Enforcement)

(A) When complaint is made on oath or affirmation to any magistrate authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases that the complainant believes and has reasonable cause to believe that the laws in relation to cruelty to animals have been or are…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

Any law enforcement officer making an arrest for a violation of § 40-1-10.1 shall take possession of all animals and all paraphernalia, implements, or other property or things used or employed, or about to be employed, in the violation of any of the…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - Texas

(Law Enforcement)

(a) If a peace officer or an officer who has responsibility for animal control in a county or municipality has reason to believe that an animal has been or is being cruelly treated, the officer may apply to a justice court or magistrate in the county…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - Vermont

(Law Enforcement)

(a) A person who participates in a fighting exhibition of animals shall be in violation of subdivisions 352(5) and (6) of this title. (b) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, in addition to seizure of fighting birds or animals…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - Vermont

(Law Enforcement)

When an affidavit is made under oath before a magistrate or court of competent jurisdiction by any animal control officer, humane investigator, law-enforcement officer, or State Veterinarian's representative that the complainant believes and has…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - Virginia

(Law Enforcement)

When an affidavit is made under oath before a magistrate or court of competent jurisdiction by any animal control officer, humane investigator, law-enforcement officer, or State Veterinarian's representative that the complainant believes and has…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - West Virginia

(Law Enforcement)

Any officer authorized to serve criminal process may, without warrant, enter any place, building, or tenement in which there is an exhibition of the fighting of birds, dogs, or other animals, or in which preparations are being made for such an…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - West Virginia

(Law Enforcement)

If complaint is made to a court or magistrate authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases that the complainant believes, and has reasonable cause to believe, that preparations are being made for an exhibition of the fighting of birds, dogs, or…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animal - West Virginia

(Law Enforcement)

If complaint is made to a court or magistrate which is authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases that the complainant believes, and has reasonable cause to believe, that the laws relative to cruelty to animals have been or are violated in any…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animals - Arkansas

(Law Enforcement)

(a)(1) A person commits the offense of unlawful animal fighting in the first degree if he or she knowingly: (A) Promotes, engages in, or is employed at animal fighting; (B) Receives money for the admission of another person to a place kept for animal…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animals - Hawaii

(Law Enforcement)

(1) If there is probable cause to believe that a pet animal or equine animal is being subjected to treatment in violation of section 711-1108.5, 711-1109, 711-1109.3, or 711-1109.35, as applicable, a law enforcement officer, after obtaining a search…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animals - Iowa

(Law Enforcement)

1. a. A law enforcement officer may rescue livestock neglected as provided in section 717.2 on public or private property, as provided in this subsection. b. The officer may enter onto property of a person to rescue neglected livestock if the officer…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animals - Massachusetts

(Law Enforcement)

Any officer authorized to serve criminal process, or any special police officer duly appointed by the colonel of the state police at the request of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or any municipal officer involved…

Search and Seizure - Seizure of Mistreated Animals - Michigan

(Law Enforcement)

Sec. 17. (1) A law enforcement officer shall seize a large carnivore pursuant to an order of seizure issued by the court having jurisdiction over the large carnivore upon a showing of probable cause that the large carnivore is subject to forfeiture…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Alabama

(Law Enforcement)

The Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources and his designated agents or employees are authorized to search without warrant any automobile, wagon, truck or other vehicle or any hunting sack or hunting coat within any wildlife management…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Alaska

(Law Enforcement)

Each peace officer designated in AS 16.05.150 may without a warrant search any thing or place if the search is reasonable or is not protected from searches and seizures without warrant within the meaning of art. I, Sec. 14, Alaska State Constitution,…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Arkansas

(Law Enforcement)

Any game warden or other officer having authority to enforce the game laws of this state is authorized to proceed according to law to search any person, railroad train, boat, place of business, or any other public carrier to ascertain whether or not…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - California

(Law Enforcement)

The department may inspect the following: (a) All boats, markets, stores and other buildings, except dwellings, and all receptacles, except the clothing actually worn by a person at the time of inspection, where birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Connecticut

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Conservation officers, special conservation officers and patrolmen appointed by the commissioner under authority of section 26-5, shall enforce the provisions of title 23 and this title and chapters 246,1 247,2 248,3 2554 and 2685 and regulations…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Delaware

(Law Enforcement)

Any officer or agent authorized by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control or any officer or agent authorized by the Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife, or any police officer of the State, or any…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Delaware

(Law Enforcement)

The Secretary and the Fish and Wildlife Agents may search and examine without warrant any person, conveyance, vehicle, game bag, game coat or other receptacle for protected wildlife, and in the presence of an occupant of any camp or tent, may search…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Florida

(Law Enforcement)

(1) The commission, the executive director and the executive director's assistants designated by her or him, and each commission officer are constituted peace officers with the power to make arrests for violations of the laws of this state when…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Florida

(Law Enforcement)

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and its conservation officers shall have authority when they have reasonable and probable cause to believe that the provisions of this chapter have been violated, to board any vessel, boat, or vehicle or…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Georgia

(Law Enforcement)

(a) In addition to the powers enumerated in Code Sections 27-1-18 and 27-1-19, conservation rangers shall have all the powers previously vested in any other law enforcement officers within the department including, but not limited to, the following…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Guam

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any authorized officer or agent empowered by the Department with police powers to serve and execute warrants, to arrest offenders, or to issue citations throughout Guam, or any officer or agent of Guam Customs and Quarantine, or any police…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Hawaii

(Law Enforcement)

Any officer or agent authorized pursuant to section 195D-7 shall have the authority to conduct searches as provided by law and to seize any equipment, business records, merchandise, aquatic life, wildlife, or land plant taken, possessed, transported,…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Hawaii

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any police officer or agent of the department of land and natural resources upon whom the board of land and natural resources has conferred powers of police officers, shall have the authority to conduct searches on probable cause as provided by…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Idaho

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Seizure of Evidence--Confiscation of Unlawfully Used Equipment. The director and all other officers empowered to enforce fish and game laws are hereby authorized at any time to seize and hold as evidence any powder, explosives, lime, toxicants,…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Illinois

(Law Enforcement)

§ 805-535. Conservation Police Officers. In addition to the arrest powers prescribed by law, Conservation Police Officers are conservators of the peace and as such have all powers possessed by policemen, except that they may exercise those powers…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Illinois

(Law Enforcement)

§ 1.19. All authorized employees of the Department are empowered, pursuant to law, to enter all lands and waters to enforce the provisions of this Act. Authorized employees are further empowered to examine all buildings, private or public clubs…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Illinois

(Law Enforcement)

§ 8. Any officer or agent authorized by the Department or any police officer of the State or of any unit of local government within the State of Illinois, may execute any warrant to search for and seize any goods, merchandise or animals, plants, or…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Indiana

(Law Enforcement)

Sec. 17. A conservation officer: (1) is a law enforcement officer under IC 9-13-2-92 and IC 35-31.5-2-185 and has the power to enforce Indiana laws and without warrant to arrest for the violation of any of those laws when committed in the officer's…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Iowa

(Law Enforcement)

1. A peace officer may seize property for forfeiture upon process issued by any district judge, district associate judge, or magistrate. The court may issue a seizure warrant on an affidavit under oath demonstrating that probable cause exists for its…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Kansas

(Law Enforcement)

Each special investigator, appointed by the animal health commissioner, pursuant to K.S.A. 47-416, and amendments thereto, shall have the authority to make arrests, conduct searches and seizures and carry firearms while investigating violations of…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Kentucky

(Law Enforcement)

The commissioner, all personnel of the department and all officers and other persons appointed by the commissioner may execute any process issued by a court, enforcing the provisions of this chapter or any law relating to the propagation or…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Louisiana

(Law Enforcement)

Commissioned law enforcement officers of the United States Department of the Interior and the National Marine Fisheries Service of the United States Department of Commerce shall have the same powers and duties as are provided for regularly…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Louisiana

(Law Enforcement)

The secretary may enter into an agreement with the United States Department of the Interior and the National Marine Fisheries Service of the United States Department of Commerce to allow said secretary to issue special commissions to federal fish and…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Maine

(Law Enforcement)

1. Appointment. Applicants for the position of a marine patrol officer who qualify under the officer's code and pass the examination administered by the Bureau of Human Resources may be appointed by the commissioner to hold office under Title 5,…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Maine

(Law Enforcement)

1. Duties. In addition to other duties set out in this Part, a game warden shall: A. Enforce: (1) This Part; (2) All rules adopted by the commissioner; and (3) The federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 United States Code, Chapter 7, subchapter II,…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Maryland

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any person who violates the provisions of § 10-2A-05 of this subtitle, fails to procure any permit required by § 10-2A-05 of this subtitle, or violates the terms of any permit shall be fined not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned not more than 1…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Massachusetts

(Law Enforcement)

The director, the deputy directors of enforcement, chiefs of enforcement, deputy chiefs of enforcement and all environmental police officers and deputy environmental police officers or a member of the state police may, without a warrant, search any…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Massachusetts

(Law Enforcement)

The director of law enforcement, his deputy directors of enforcement, chiefs of enforcement, deputy chiefs of enforcement, environmental police officers and deputy environmental police officers, wardens and members of the state police in areas over…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Michigan

(Law Enforcement)

Sec. 1602. (1) The department, or an officer appointed by the department, may file a complaint and commence proceedings against any person for a violation of any of the laws or statutes described in section 1601, without the sanction of the…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Mississippi

(Law Enforcement)

(1) The director shall have general supervision and control of all conservation officers, and shall enforce all the laws and regulations of the state relating to wild animals, birds and fish, and shall exercise all necessary powers incident thereto…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Montana

(Law Enforcement)

(1) A warden may: (a) serve a subpoena issued by a court for the trial of a violator of the fish and game laws; (b) search, without a warrant, any tent not used as a residence, any boat, vehicle, box, locker, basket, creel, crate, game bag, or…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Montana

(Law Enforcement)

(1) Wardens must be qualified by their experience, training, and skill in protection, conservation, and propagation of wildlife, game, fur-bearing animals, fish, and game birds and interested in this work. They shall devote all of their time for…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - New Hampshire

(Law Enforcement)

Any conservation officer shall have power: I. To search without a warrant and examine any person or any boat, conveyance, vehicle, box, bag, locker, traps, crate or other receptacle or container for marine species, when the conservation officer has…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - New Jersey

(Law Enforcement)

search and examine any boat, conveyance, vehicle, fish box, fish basket, game bag, game coat or other receptacle for game and fish, when he has reason to believe that a provision of this Title, or any law supplementary thereto, or the State Fish and…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - New Mexico

(Law Enforcement)

A. The director of the department of game and fish, each conservation officer, each sheriff in his respective county and each member of the New Mexico state police shall enforce Chapter 17 NMSA 1978 and shall: (1) seize any game or fish held in…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - New Mexico

(Law Enforcement)

All peace officers, port of entry employees [employees of the motor transportation divisions of the taxation and revenue department] and deputy game wardens [conservation officers] are hereby authorized and required to cooperate fully with the state…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - New York

(Law Enforcement)

1. All officers and employees, designated by the commissioner, and all peace officers, when acting pursuant to their special duties and all police officers, shall enforce all laws of the state relating to fish, wildlife, shellfish, crustacea,…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - North Carolina

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Inspectors and protectors are granted the powers of peace officers anywhere in this State, and beyond its boundaries to the extent provided by law, in enforcing all matters within their respective subject-matter jurisdiction as set out in this…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - North Carolina

(Law Enforcement)

For the enforcement of the provisions of this Article, the Director is authorized, subject to the approval of the Commissioner to appoint employees as are necessary in order to carry out and enforce the provisions of this Article, and to assign them…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Northern Mariana Islands

(Law Enforcement)

(a) With the approval of the director, the chief shall designate and provide with official identification one or more employees assigned to the division as conservation officers who shall have direct responsibility for the enforcement of this chapter…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Ohio

(Law Enforcement)

The chief of the division of wildlife, wildlife officers, and other employees of the division that the chief specifies may serve and execute warrants and other processes of law issued in the enforcement of sections 2923.12, 2923.15, and 2923.16 of…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Ohio

(Law Enforcement)

The law enforcement officers of the division of wildlife shall be known as “wildlife officers.” The chief of the division of wildlife, wildlife officers, and such other employees of the division as the chief of the division of wildlife designates,…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Oregon

(Law Enforcement)

(1) As used in this section, “peace officer” has the meaning given that term in ORS 161.015. (2) If there is probable cause to believe that any animal is being subjected to treatment in violation of ORS 167.315 to 167.333, 167.340, 167.355, 167.365…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Pennsylvania

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Powers.--Any officer whose duty it is to enforce this title or any officer investigating any alleged violation of this title shall have the power and duty to: (1) Enforce all laws of this Commonwealth relating to game or wildlife and arrest any…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Puerto Rico

(Law Enforcement)

The Secretary shall have those powers and duties convenient and necessary to adopt the public policy as set forth in this chapter and to protect the fishery resources so that they may be used by the People of Puerto Rico.

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Rhode Island

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any police officer authorized to make arrests, the director, and conservation officers appointed under the authority of § 20-1-10 shall be empowered: (1) To enforce all laws, rules, and regulations relating to this chapter; (2) To execute all…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - South Carolina

(Law Enforcement)

The enforcement officer qualified under Sections 50-3-320 and 50-3-330 shall possess and exercise all of the power and authorities held and exercised by the constable at common law and under the statutes of this State. He shall also have the…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

The board, any peace officer, or any agent or officer of a humane society may enter and inspect any premises necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - South Dakota

(Law Enforcement)

Any conservation officer, who is certified pursuant to §§ 23-3-39 to 23-3-45, inclusive, or has been appointed on a temporary or probationary basis as permitted by § 23-3-41, shall enforce every state statute: (1) Which is a crime under Title 22; (2)…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Tennessee

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any person who violates § 70-8-104(c) or any regulations issued under § 70-8-104, or fails to procure or violates the terms of any permit issued thereunder, commits a Class B misdemeanor. (b) Any person who fails to procure or violates the terms…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Tennessee

(Law Enforcement)

The executive director of the wildlife resources agency has the power to: (1) Enforce all laws relating to wildlife, and to go upon any property, outside of buildings, posted or otherwise, in the performance of the executive director's duties; (2)…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Tennessee

(Law Enforcement)

(a) The executive director or the officers of the wildlife resources agency, or officers of any other state or of the federal government who are full-time wildlife enforcement personnel designated by the executive director, shall enforce all laws now…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - U.S. Virgin Islands

(Law Enforcement)

Enforcement officers of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources may enter upon any land or waters of the Territory for the performance of their lawful duties, and may take with them any necessary equipment.

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Utah

(Law Enforcement)

(1) Conservation officers of the division shall enforce the provisions of this title with the same authority and following the same procedures as other law enforcement officers. (2)(a) Conservation officers shall seize any protected wildlife…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Vermont

(Law Enforcement)

(a) The Chief Game Warden and State and deputy game wardens shall seize fish or wild animals taken or held in violation of a provision of this part or regulations or orders authorized under this part.

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Virginia

(Law Enforcement)

A. Any person who violates the provisions of § 29.1-564 or § 29.1-566, or any regulations issued pursuant to these sections, or whoever violates any regulation or permit issued under § 29.1-568 shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor; however, the…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Washington

(Law Enforcement)

In addition to any other powers vested by law, a general authority Washington peace officer who possesses a certificate of basic law enforcement training or a certificate of equivalency or has been exempted from the requirement therefor by the…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - West Virginia

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Natural resources police officers and other persons authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter are under the supervision and direction of the director in the performance of their duties.

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Wisconsin

(Law Enforcement)

(1) Generally. The department and its wardens may execute and serve warrants and processes issued under any law enumerated in ss. 23.50 (1), 167.31, 346.19, 940.24, 941.20, 948.60, 948.605 and 948.61 in the same manner as any constable may serve and…

Search and Seizure - Special Officers - Wyoming

(Law Enforcement)

(a) Any person authorized to enforce the provisions of this act may seize and take into custody any wildlife which has been unlawfully taken or which is unlawfully in possession. Any wildlife so confiscated may be sold to the best advantage and funds…

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