Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure
Rule 3. Arrest warrant or summons upon commencement of criminal proceedings; search warrant
Rule 3.14. Return of papers to court
The law enforcement officer executing the search warrant shall return the search warrant, along with any inventory of property seized, to the issuing judge or magistrate specified in the search warrant, who shall forward the documents to
the appropriate clerk for retention. Unexecuted search warrants shall be returned in the same manner.
[Amended eff. 3-1-94.]
Committee Comments, Amended Effective March 1, 1994
The provisions of Rule 3 regarding execution and return of executed search warrants are based on the provisions of § 15-5-8, § 15-5-12, and § 15-5-13, Ala.Code 1975. All unexecuted search warrants should be sealed for confidentiality.