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Criminal Procedure: Exclusionary Rule: Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine
Fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine:
Illegally seized evidence will be excluded
along with evidence which was obtained or derived
from police illegality
Breaking the chain between unlawful police actions and some supposedly illegally derived pieces of evidence:
Government can show:
Intervening acts of free will on the part of D
If original police illegality was a
FoPT does not apply.
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