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

tainted evidence

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

tainted evidence
   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.

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