Title 19, Chapter 9, Section 91
(a) Upon the filing of a petition seeking enforcement of a child
custody determination, the petitioner may file a verified
application for the issuance of a warrant to take physical custody
of the child if the child is immediately likely to suffer serious
physical harm or be removed from this state.
(b) If the court, upon the testimony of the petitioner or other witness, finds that the child is imminently likely to suffer serious physical harm or be removed from this state, it may issue a warrant to take physical custody of the child. The petition must be heard on the next judicial day after the warrant is executed unless that date is impossible. In that event, the court shall hold the hearing on the first judicial day possible. The application for the warrant must include the statements required by subsection (b) of Code Section 19-9-88.
(c) A warrant to take physical custody of a child must:
(1) Recite the facts upon which a conclusion of imminent serious
physical harm or removal from the jurisdiction is based;
(2) Direct law enforcement officers to take physical custody of
the child immediately; and
(3) Provide for the placement of the child pending final relief.
(d) The respondent must be served with the petition, warrant, and
order immediately after the child is taken into physical custody.
(e) A warrant to take physical custody of a child is enforceable
throughout this state. If the court finds on the basis of the
testimony of the petitioner or other witness that a less intrusive
remedy is not effective, it may authorize law enforcement officers
to enter private property to take physical custody of the child. If
required by exigent circumstances of the case, the court may
authorize law enforcement officers to make a forcible entry at any
(f) The court may impose conditions upon placement of a child to
ensure the appearance of the child and the child's custodian.