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Bare Bones Affidavit

  • 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

A “bare bones” affidavit is one that fails to provide information that would give a neutral and detached magistrate a basis for believing that there is probable cause for a search warrant. The U.S. Supreme Court repeatedly has emphasized that bare ...

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