(725 ILCS 5/108-8)
(from Ch. 38, par. 108-8)
Use of force in execution of search warrant.
(a) All necessary and reasonable force may be used to effect an entry into
any building or property or part thereof to execute a search warrant.
(b) The court issuing a warrant may authorize the officer executing the
warrant to make entry without first knocking and announcing his or her office
if it finds, based upon a showing of specific facts, the existence of the
following exigent circumstances:
(1) That the officer reasonably believes that if
notice were given a weapon would be used:
(i) against the officer executing the search
(ii) against another person.
(2) That if notice were given there is an imminent
"danger" that evidence will be destroyed.
(Source: P.A. 92-502, eff. 12-19-01.)