Mapp hearing

Definition of "Mapp hearing"
  1. A process in court to evaluate if any evidence should be discarded due to it being procured through unlawful search and seizure
How to use "Mapp hearing" in a sentence
  1. During the Mapp hearing, the judge decided to exclude several pieces of evidence due to their procurement violating the defendant's rights.
  2. The defense team requested a Mapp hearing, seeking to suppress some incriminating evidence.
  3. The prosecution's case was significantly weakened following the Mapp hearing, due to the exclusion of several key pieces of evidence.

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