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The Exclusionary Rule's purpose is to keep certain evidence from being used against you in a criminal trial. Police procedure in gathering evidence against you is heavily dictated by cases interpreting the Fourth Amendment. Evidence gathered in violation of your Constitutional rights is subject to the Exclusionary Rule.

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evidence gained as the result of an illegal act by police cannot be used against the person from whom it was seized

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no object ( evidence) obtained illegally can be used against you in court

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It prevents so-called "tainted" evidence from being introduced against a defendant at trial.

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