Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree?

(n) The phrase Fruit of Poison is used to represent the evidences, testimonials etc gathered by using illegitimate methods. It means when the method ‘the tree’ is poisonous its fruit ‘the evidence collected’ is also poisonous. Eg. Evidence collected in illegal search of a premises will not be allowed as a legitimate evidence.