A prosecutor or litigant for that matter can issue a subpoena fairly easily and there no no real burden of proof beyond the information sought being germane to the proceedings.
Search Warrants OTOH require both a Judge’s OK and probable cause, which the folks at find law define for search warrant purposes:
Probable cause to search exists when facts and circumstances known to the officer provide the basis for a reasonable person to believe that a crime was committed at the place to be searched, or that evidence of a crime exists at the location.
Search warrants must specify the place to be searched, as well as items to be seized.
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