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Tennessee Lawmakers Ease Search Warrant Requirements

June 02, 2011

Tennessee Lawmakers Ease Search Warrant Requirements

This past Legislative Session, Tennessee Lawmakers passed the Exclusionary Rule Reform Act thus easing this State’s strict search warrant requirements.
The law will take effect on July 1, 2011 and will allow a good faith exception to mistakes made in the processing of a search warrant. The change in the law was prompted by a Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals decision that invalidated the admissibilty of evidence obtained by Nashville police through a search warrant that contained a typographical error.
If you are charged with a criminal offense in Nashville or the surrounding area, you should contact an attorney experienced in criminal law. Vince Wyatt, David Raybinor Ben Raybin may be reached at (615) 256-6666.