Affidavit for Search Warrant Arkansas

In Moya v. State, 335 Ark. 193, 981 S.W.2d 521 (1998), our supreme court announced:

Where there is neither a written affidavit nor sworn, recorded testimony in support of a search warrant, this court will not apply the good-faith exception to uphold the search warrant.

Where, however, there is a written affidavit in support of the search warrant that later is ruled deficient, this court will go beyond the four corners of the affidavit and consider unrecorded oral testimony to determine whether the officers executing the search warrant did so in objective good-faith reliance on the judge's having found probable cause to issue the search warrant.

Moreover, this court may also consider information known to the executing officers that may or may not have been communicated to the issuing judge. Id. at 202, 981 S.W.2d at 525-26.