Franks hearing

Definition of "Franks hearing"
  1. A procedure where the validity of a police officer's affidavit, used to obtain a search warrant that resulted in incriminating evidence against the defendant, is assessed for potential false statements, perjury or reckless disregard of the truth
How to use "Franks hearing" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer requested a Franks hearing to challenge the legitimacy of the search warrant's affidavit.
  2. The judge agreed to schedule a Franks hearing to examine potential false statements in the affidavit that led to the search warrant.
  3. Following the discovery of possible falsehoods in the search warrant's affidavit, a Franks hearing was deemed necessary to determine the next steps in the case.

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