good faith exception

Definition of "good faith exception"
  1. A rule that permits the use of evidence gathered without proper foundation if the officers conducting the investigation believed with sound reason that their actions were legal
How to use "good faith exception" in a sentence
  1. The court allowed the use of the obtained evidence under the good faith exception, as the officers had reasonably relied on the legality of their warrant.
  2. The good faith exception was applied in this case, permitting the evidence obtained through a warrant that was later found to be unsupported.
  3. Although the warrant was declared invalid, the evidence collected was still considered legal due to the good faith exception.

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