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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.If the District Attorney can show good cause the Affidavit, which is the statement they need to get a search warrant can be ordered sealed. Good cause is generally because they have a Confidential Informant named in the Affidavit they presented to the judge for the warrant.
Your attorney can Motion to have the court consider the unsealing.
Motions to unseal may be based on a variety of grounds including the First Amendment rights of access to judicial records, and a due process right to test the validity of the warrant. You will want to discuss this with your appellate attorney.
However, access may be denied if the District Attorney demonstrates that nondisclosure "is necessitated by a compelling government interest" as I noted the name of a confidential informant whose identify must be protected.