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Q: Does the two part test of the vorasity of a confidential informant apply in California for search warrant
Mr. Thomas Geoffrey Feimer
Mr. Thomas Geoffrey Feimer answered on May 2, 2011

The short answer is "no."

It sounds like you are referring to the old "Aguilar-Spinelli" test, which held that (1) the magistrate had to be be informed of the reasons to support the conclusion that such an informant is reliable and credible, and (2) the magistrate must be...
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