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is this a warrant from a state court or federal jurisdiction? if state, which one?
it shall be executed within 10 days from the date of the issuance -below are the laws from CA Code.
1533. Upon a showing of good cause, the magistrate may, in his orher discretion, insert a direction in a search warrant that it may beserved at any time of the day or night. In the absence of such adirection, the warrant shall be served only between the hours of 7a.m. and 10 p.m. When establishing "good cause" under this section, the magistrateshall consider the safety of the peace officers serving the warrantand the safety of the public as a valid basis for nighttimeendorsements.1534. (a) A search warrant shall be executed and returned within 10days after date of issuance. A warrant executed within the 10-dayperiod shall be deemed to have been timely executed and no furthershowing of timeliness need be made. After the expiration of 10 days,the warrant, unless executed, is void. The documents and records ofthe court relating to the warrant need not be open to the publicuntil the execution and return of the warrant or the expiration ofthe 10-day period after issuance. Thereafter, if the warrant hasbeen executed, the documents and records shall be open to the publicas a judicial record. (b) If a duplicate original search warrant has been executed, thepeace officer who executed the warrant shall enter the exact time ofits execution on its face. (c) A search warrant may be made returnable before the issuingmagistrate or his court.
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