McNabb-Mallory rule

Definition of "McNabb-Mallory rule"
  1. A requirement stating that confessions obtained during an excessively long period between arrest and a preliminary hearing are not valid evidence
How to use "McNabb-Mallory rule" in a sentence
  1. In the defendant's trial, his confession was dismissed due to the McNabb-Mallory rule.
  2. The defense attorney invoked the McNabb-Mallory rule when questioning the admissibility of the confession.
  3. The McNabb-Mallory rule prevents the use of certain confessions in court to protect the defendant's rights.

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