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Aguilar-Spinelli Test

  • By: David L. Hudson Jr.
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The Aguilar-Spinelli test is a two-pronged test still used in some state courts and formerly used by the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether an informant provides sufficient probable cause for a warrant. Under the test, law enforcement officials must show ...

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