inevitable discovery

Definition of "inevitable discovery"
  1. A rule used in criminal law that states that evidence that was obtained in a way that violates the Constitution can still be used if it would have inevitably been found even without the use of illegal methods
How to use "inevitable discovery" in a sentence
  1. In their defence, they argued that the seized substances are admissible in court under the inevitable discovery doctrine, claiming it would've been found during a lawful search later on.
  2. The judge allowed the use of the confiscated items as evidence, citing the principle of inevitable discovery, stating they would've been eventually found through legal methods.
  3. Their argument relied heavily on the doctrine of inevitable discovery, asserting that the illegally obtained evidence would have surfaced in the process of their legitimate investigation.

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