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Aguilar v. Texas
United States Supreme Court
378 U.S. 108 (1964)
Aguilar (defendant) was arrested on a warrant issued by a Justice of the Peace. The affidavit provided by police officers in support of the warrant stated that they had received information from an unidentified informant that Aguilar possessed drugs at his residence. At trial, Aguilar objected to the introduction of evidence acquired during the search conducted pursuant to the warrant. The trial court overruled Aguilar’s objections and he was convicted of heroin possession. The state courts upheld Aguilar’s conviction and he appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Goldberg, J.)
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