The Promise of Things to Come: Anticipatory Warrants in Texas

38 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2013 Last revised: 9 Feb 2013

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Gerald S. Reamey

St. Mary's University School of Law

Date Written: January 24, 2013


While the U.S. Supreme Court has settled the question of the constitutionality of anticipatory search warrants, Texas has no statutory provision regulating the issuance of such warrants. Similarly, state appellate courts have contributed almost nothing to the question of whether such warrants are acceptable under Texas procedural law or, if they are, under what circumstances. As the use of such warrants grows in the state, these issues require attention. This article begins that discussion, reviewing existing law and proposing interpretations of current statutes as well as proposing others.

Keywords: Texas criminal procedure, search and seizure, anticipatory search warrants, anticipatory warrant, search, criminal procedure

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Reamey, Gerald S., The Promise of Things to Come: Anticipatory Warrants in Texas (January 24, 2013). Baylor Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: or

Gerald S. Reamey (Contact Author)

St. Mary's University School of Law ( email )

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