Re: Can Police Obtain Search Warrant for Empty Premises Owner's if Whereabouts Unknow
that would depend on whether they can get a judge on the phone or not. A warrant can be issued in mere minutes if a judge can be reached. Warrants can be requested and granted telephonically. The paperwork would follow later.
Quoting John Truman
If their is an urgency but less than exigent circumstances, a warrant can be issued quite quickly. If there is no urgency, as others have said; it takes what it takes.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.