inevitable discovery

noun

: a doctrine in criminal law: evidence obtained by methods that are unconstitutional may be admissible if it would have been inevitably discovered without the unlawful methods compare fruit of the poisonous tree, inadvertent discovery, independent source, plain view

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“Inevitable discovery.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/inevitable%20discovery. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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