good faith exception

good faith exception
good faith exception n: an exception to the exclusionary rule: evidence obtained by the use of a warrant later found to be unsupported by probable cause is admissible if the investigating officers acted in reasonable reliance that the warrant was valid see also mapp v. ohio in the important cases section

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

good faith exception
n. A doctrine that evidence may be introduced at trial, despite the invalidity of a warrant for its seizure, if the police acted in the good faith belief that the warrant was valid.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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