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The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine

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The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine

“Hi, this is attorney Kevin Hayslett, and the topic is understanding the fruits of the poisonous tree doctrine. If you have been arrested for a DUI or DWI that resulted from a traffic stop or a search, the fruits of the poisonous tree doctrine may apply in your case. For example:

?    If there is no legal or constitutional basis for your traffic stop
?    And a judge makes that determination even though you have blown higher than the legal limit on the intoxilyzer
?    That will result in a dismissal of your case.

Under the fruits of the poisonous tree doctrine, after an illegal or unconstitutional traffic stop or search, anything after that in a criminal case will be excluded under the fruits of the poisonous tree.”

- Kevin Hayslett, P.A.


The criminal defense attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. are fighting for our clients rights in criminal defense cases in ClearwaterTampaBradentonSpring Hill, Pinellas, Pasco, New Port Richey, Manatee, Hillsborough and Hernando Counties in Florida.

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J. Kevin Hayslett

Kevin Hayslett, Esq.

J. Kevin Hayslettis an attorney practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense and DUI Defense from the Clearwater office and Hillsborough office. Kevin is an avid tennis player and is currently nationally rated in singles and doubles. You can follow Kevin onGoogle+, oron Radio IO on his show, "Kevin's Law". Kevin can also be heard on the Sirius Satellite Radio show during the "Ask the Lawyer" segment, which can be heard the first Thursday of every month.