Read Aguilar v. Texas, Illinois v. Gates, and Spinelli v. United States and determine which test is superior in your opinion. Do you support the two-pronged test for determining probable cause on the basis of information obtained from an informant engaged in criminal activity established by the Court in Aguilar v. Texas or support the totality of the circumstances test established in Illinois v. Gates? Please support your reasoning.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 6:22 am ad1c9bdddf
I support the two-pronged test established under Aguilar v. Texas in collusion with Spinelli v. United States because it represents the test that best protects the Constitutional rights afforded to United States' citizens under the Fourth Amendment. The initial test established by Aguilar v. Texas required for officers to meet two important factors that lay at the heart of ensuring that factual and credible evidence is used to obtain criminal warrants. First and foremost, this case required officers to inform magistrates who are responsible for issuing the ...
The expert determines if they support the two-pronged test for determining probable cause on the basis of information obtained from an informant engaged in criminal activity established by the Court in Aguilar versus Texas.