Supreme Court Case Mapp V. Ohio

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Supreme Court Case Mapp v. Ohio The Supreme Court Case Mapp v. Ohio is one of the land mark case of exclusionary rule. The exclusionary rule is simple put a rule of exclusion. The rule states that evidence that is obtained in violation of the Constitution cannot be used in a criminal trial to prove ones guilt. The Mapp v. Ohio case is one of many cases that this rule applies to but also just happens to be a land market case where the Supreme Court was involved and a turning point in the history. In the case of Mapp V. Ohio is where the exclusionary rule and the Fruit of a Poison Tree. In this case Detectives had an informant that had told them that there was person wanted for bombing was staying at the Miss Mapp house. They were also told that there were large amounts of policy paraphernalia in the house. The Officer’s tried to get a warrant but the Judge was in court and was told it would take another hour. The Other officer radio for back up and when four other officers arrived they enter the Mapps house using force. They then encounter Miss Mapp who asked to see the warrant she was shown a white piece of paper and she grab it from the officer who able to recover the paper. She was then detained for being belligerent. The officer then search the house from top to bottom turning up none of the article or person that they had been informed was there. They however did find obscene materials in a trunk in the base of the house. These article were used to convicted Mapp but were not the article the officers were looking for. When the trail start there was no warrant produced or the explained or accounted for by the officers. Miss Mapp was convicted of having lewd and lascivious books, pictures, and photographs in violation of 2905.34 of the Ohio’s Revised Code. The evidence even thou it had be seized during an unlawful entry was still used to convict Miss Mapp.
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