tainted evidence

Definition of "tainted evidence"
  1. Evidence obtained through unlawful means, often related to illegal search or seizure, and commonly inadmissible in court proceedings
How to use "tainted evidence" in a sentence
  1. The judge ruled the drug stash as tainted evidence since it was discovered through an unlawful search.
  2. The defense argued for suppression of the recording as it was tainted evidence, obtained without proper consent.
  3. Without the illegally obtained files, the prosecution's case rests largely on tainted evidence.

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