taint hearing

Definition of "taint hearing"
  1. A proceeding in a criminal case to examine whether the prosecution's evidence is tainted or not, such as when it's obtained by violating the defendant's constitutionally protected rights
How to use "taint hearing" in a sentence
  1. The defense lawyer requested a taint hearing to investigate the legality of the evidence gathered by the police.
  2. The judge scheduled a taint hearing to decide on the admissibility of certain pieces of prosecution evidence.
  3. At the taint hearing, it was determined that the evidence was acquired in violation of the defendant's rights and therefore was inadmissible.

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