tainted evidence

tainted evidence
In a criminal trial, information that was obtained by illegal means, including evidence that would not have been discovered but for an illegal search or seizure. This evidence is called "the fruit of the poisonous tree," and is usually not admissible in court.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


tainted evidence

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

tainted evidence
n.
   in a criminal trial, information which has been obtained by illegal means or has been traced through evidence acquired by illegal search and/or seizure. This evidence is called "fruit of the poisonous tree" and is not admissible in court.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • tainted — I (contaminated) adjective adulterated, befouled, blighted, defiled, dirtied, dirty, diseased, envenomed, foul, impaired, impure, infected, noxious, poisoned, polluted, putrefied, putrid, rancid, rotten, smirched, soiled, spoiled, stained,… …   Law dictionary

  • Falsified evidence — Falsified evidence, forged evidence or tainted evidence or misleading by suppressing evidence unfavourable for the police/prosecution, is used to either convict an innocent person, or to guarantee conviction of a guilty person. In Britain this is …   Wikipedia

  • HIV-tainted blood scandal (Japan) — Japan s HIV tainted blood scandal, known in Japanese as 薬害エイズ事件 ( yakugai eizu jiken ), refers to an event in the 1980s when between one and two thousand Japanese patients with haemophilia contracted HIV via tainted blood products. Controversy… …   Wikipedia

  • Fruit of the poisonous tree — is a legal metaphor in the United States used to describe evidence gathered with the aid of information obtained illegally. [cite book |title=Understanding Criminal Procedure |last=Dressler |first=Joshua |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2002… …   Wikipedia

  • Night Falls on Manhattan — Theatrical release poster Directed by Sidney Lumet …   Wikipedia

  • Ночь над Манхэттеном — Night Falls on Manhattan Жанр драма экранизация Режиссёр Сидни Люмет Продюсер Д …   Википедия

  • taint — [[t]te͟ɪnt[/t]] taints, tainting, tainted 1) VERB If a person or thing is tainted by something bad or undesirable, their status or reputation is harmed because they are associated with it. [be V ed] Opposition leaders said that the elections had… …   English dictionary

  • Miranda warning — The Miranda warning (also referred to as Miranda rights) is a warning that is required to be given by police in the United States to criminal suspects in police custody (or in a custodial interrogation) before they are interrogated to inform them …   Wikipedia

  • Ruben Cantu — Ruben Montoya Cantu (December 5, 1966 ndash; August 24, 1993) was a Texan who was executed for murder. During the years following the conviction, the surviving victim, the co defendant, the District Attorney, and the jury forewoman have all made… …   Wikipedia

  • Congressional response to the NSA warrantless surveillance program — Congressional inquiries and investigations Three days after news broke about the Terrorist Surveillance Program, a bipartisan group of Senators Democrats Dianne Feinstein of California, Carl Levin of Michigan, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Republicans… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”