Three Elements Of Exclusionary Rule

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There are three exceptions to the exclusionary rule.. The first exception to the exclusionary rule is the Independent Source Doctrine. This is when evidence was seized twice but the first time it was seized it was illegally done and the second time it was legally obtained. An example of this would be if I was an officer and I went to a suspected drug dealers house without a search warrant and obtained drugs and took pictures this would not be legally obtained. However if I had a search warrant the second time and did the same thing I did on the illegal seizure it would be. The second exception is the Inevitable Discovery Doctrine. In this exception the evidence is seized in two different ways and one being physical. What this means is that…show more content…
The Supreme Court created the exclusionary rule to prevent police misconduct. When a police officer is in violation of an individual’s fourth amendment right which is the right to be free from illegal search and seizure, the evidence found during that illegal act is kept out of federal court. This would have been helpful during the OJ Simpson trial. The exclusionary rule not only has three elements to it but it has a purpose for it too. With this are the three elements which are as follows. The first element is that there must be an action that is illegal by an police officer or someone who is acting as an agent of the police department. The second element is that there has to be evidence that is secured. Finally the third is the element that states that the connection between the illegal action and the evidence secure must be a casual one. If there is an illegal action, but it cannot be proven that the action in question was responsible for the collection of the evidence, the evidence does not fall under the exclusionary rule by the doctrine of attenuation. If something like this has happened that the defense attorney is allowed to ask that the evidence is suppressed or held

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