independent source

Definitions of "independent source"
  1. A source of evidence not involved in illegal activities that reveals the same evidence
  2. A principle that enables the utilization of evidence acquired independently of illegal activities that reveal identical evidence, or the use of evidence that would have been uncovered inevitably regardless of the illicit method leading to its detection
How to use "independent source" in a sentence
  1. Despite the officer's unlawful search, the court permitted the use of the gun as evidence because it was obtained from an independent source.
  2. The prosecutor managed to prove that the critical evidence was obtained from an independent source, and not from any illegal action.
  3. The independent source doctrine allowed the court to consider the photographic evidence that would have inevitably surfaced through distinct legal procedures.

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