good faith exception

noun

: 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

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“Good faith exception.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/good%20faith%20exception. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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