that should law enforcement improperly gather proof, any proof
discovered as an outcome associated with an unlawful search or
seizure is equally invalid. Another component of the Exclusionary
Rule is the Good Faith exception, that lets proof collected by
authorities who thought that they were operating related to the
law be acceptable in court, regardless of whether it later came to
light that their acts were unlawful. This exception is intended to
avoid the exclusion of proof gathered in good faith, regardless if
the law enforcement officers' decisions ended up being unlawful.
If evidence is suppressed or excluded because of the Exclusionary
Rule, it does not necessarily mean that the accused is set free from
the charges in the indictment. The prosecution may still be able to
proceed with the case, but they will not be able to use the
suppressed evidence against the defendant. In my opinion, the
Exclusionary Rule is necessary to protect our constitutional rights.
Our constitutional rights are worth protecting because it is better to
set a guilty person free than show that our rights mean nothing and
allow a corrupt officer to violate their rights.