Exclusionary Rule in Ohio

A companion to the exclusionary rule is the “fruit of the poisonous tree” doctrine. Under this doctrine, a court may exclude from trial, not only evidence that was seized in violation of the Constitution but also any other evidence that is derived from an illegal search. For example: If one is arrested and admits to a crime, but a court rules that his or her arrest was unlawful, the admission of guilt will no longer be admissible in court. Any evidence that is garnered from the initial illegal search and seizure will be excluded from your case.

The state of Ohio will not take illegal search and seizure and unjustified arrests lightly. While the exclusionary rule will not help every criminal defense case, it is certainly something that can prove useful under the right circumstances for those who believe that they are victims of police misconduct. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to provide all the information.

The Bottom Line:  It’s up to your legal defense team to evaluate the evidence and make the appropriate objections. That’s why it’s critical to have strong legal representation from the very start of your case. Call me: 513.260.2099

By |September 7th, 2017|Drug, DUI-OVI, Embezzlement, Federal, Internet, Legislative Updates|0 Comments

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