Appeals Court Upholds Springdale Search

Posted: January 9, 2013 at 5 a.m.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a search and sentencing enhancement involving a man who had child pornography at a Springdale car dealership.

Legal Lingo

Good Faith

The use of honesty and best efforts in dealings with others. In criminal law, if officers had reasonable, good faith belief that they were acting according to legal authority, such as by relying on a search warrant that is later found to have been legally defective, the illegally seized evidence is admissible.

Source: U.S. Legal and Cornell University Law School

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