Excluding Criminal Evidence Texas-Style: Can Private Searches Poison the Fruit?

Date

1981

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Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Examines the extent to which the Texas exclusionary rule applies to private persons as well as the government. Texas provides greater protections to criminal defendants than does the federal government, making evidence illegally obtained by private individuals also fruit of the poisonous tree. The authors express uncertainty at whether the law requires these private persons to be acting in concert with law enforcement.

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Keywords

Fruit of the poisonous tree, Exclusionary rule, Evidence, Criminal procedure, Texas

Citation

12 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 611