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Inevitable Discovery

  • By: Christopher R. Marshall
  • 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 term inevitable discovery denotes an exception to the exclusionary rule for illegally obtained evidence that would have been discovered by legal means anyway. Under the exclusionary rule, evidence obtained in violation of the Constitution cannot be used at ...

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