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21-5906. Criminal disclosure of a warrant. (a) Criminal disclosure of a warrant is recklessly making public in any way, prior to the execution of such warrant the:

(1) Fact that a search warrant or warrant for arrest has been applied for or issued; or

(2) contents of the affidavit or testimony on which such warrant is based.

(b) Criminal disclosure of a warrant is a class B nonperson misdemeanor.

(c) Criminal disclosure of a warrant shall not apply:

(1) When disclosure of the warrant is made at the request of a law enforcement officer for the purpose of assisting in the execution of such warrant;

(2) to personnel of a law enforcement agency disclosing a warrant:

(A) For the purpose of encouraging the person named in the warrant to voluntarily surrender; or

(B) issued in a case involving the abduction of a child unless such disclosure is specifically prohibited by the court issuing such warrant.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, ยง 131; July 1, 2011.


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