fruit of the poisonous tree

Definitions of "fruit of the poisonous tree"
  1. A rule in the legal field that states that evidence collected or analyzed due to unlawful activity, such as an illegal search, is not permissible for use in court
  2. A legal principle that prohibits the use of evidence in court if it was obtained through an illegal process or action
How to use "fruit of the poisonous tree" in a sentence
  1. The defense argued that the evidence should be excluded as it is the fruit of the poisonous tree, having been obtained through an illegal search.
  2. The prosecution's case might fall apart because their key evidence could be seen as the fruit of the poisonous tree.
  3. The judge dismissed the case after deeming the primary evidence as the fruit of the poisonous tree since it was gathered during an unauthorized search.

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