Aguilar v. Texas

Supreme Court of the United States

378 U.S. 108 (1964)

June 15, 1964

The magistrate must be informed of underlying circumstances that a reliable source relied upon, such as personal knowledge, in order for a valid search warrant to be executed.

Relevant Facts

The Defendant (Aguilar)’s home was searched by two Houston police officers pursuant to a warrant issued by a magistrate. The affidavit supporting the warrant recited that the affiants received reliable information from a credible person, and that affiants believed that narcotics were being kept at Aguilar’s premises for illegal sale and use. The officers found and seized heroin from Aguilar’s home, and the evidence was admitted as evidence over the defendant’s objection.

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November 30, 2020

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Citations

378 U.S. 108 (1964)