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Evidence In The Case Of US V. Caceres

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Suppose that evidence was an envelope laying on your desk which was later taken without your consent or knowing from your office when a police officer came to ask you questions. Confiscation of such evidence without a signed search warrant from a judge would render the evidence inadmissible, at least it being utilized to provide direct evidence of your guiltiness. It is very important to keep in mind that the exclusionary rule applies only where the acquired evidence is in direct violation of the Constitution. It does not apply to evidence found in administrative procedures such as contact with the IRS. A great example of this sort of issue rose to the surface in the case of U.S. v. Caceres. In the case, an IRS agent recorded a conversation
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