Illegally seized evidence is inadmissible in court (for most purposes). That's what the exclusionary rule is all about. To learn about it, and motions to enforce it, look below. (For information on another kind of suppression, see Motions to Suppress Identifications; also check out When Police Violate the Miranda Rule.)
What Is the Exclusionary Rule?
American courts use the exclusionary rule to deter police officers and other government agents from abusing constitutional rights. According to the rule, courts will suppress evidence that the go
A motion to suppress evidence is a request by a defendant that the judge exclude certain evidence from trial.