48 Issue of search warrants
(cf Search Warrants Act
1985, s 6, Crimes Act
1900, s 357EA, former LEPRA, s 48)
(1) An eligible issuing officer to whom an application for a search
warrant is made under section 47 may, if satisfied that there are reasonable
grounds for doing so, issue the search warrant.
Note. See section 62 (3) in relation to matters to be considered by an
eligible issuing officer in determining whether there are reasonable grounds
to issue a warrant.
(2) An eligible issuing officer to whom an application is made for a
covert search warrant who is not satisfied that there are reasonable grounds
for issuing the covert search warrant may, at the request of the eligible
applicant (if the eligible applicant is a police officer), instead issue a
search warrant that may not be executed covertly, but only if satisfied that
there are reasonable grounds to do so.