Arizona v. Evans

Supreme Court of the United States

514 U.S. 1 (1995)

March 1, 1995

The exclusionary rule does not apply to evidence obtained from a misrepresented warrant when the mistake was due to a Court Clerk's error.

Relevant Facts

The Defendant (Evans) was stopped by police for driving into oncoming traffic. The officer found an outstanding warrant for Evans and used it to arrest and search him. The police find marijuana on Evans. When the officer notified the court of the arrest, they discover, due to a court employee's mistake, that the warrant was already quashed.

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November 30, 2020

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Citations

514 U.S. 1 (1995)