Q: Can evidence gained through blackmail be used in court to prosecute the other person
My friend is a Dr. He had an affair with a patient who I believed targeted him because she has a history of sleeping with Dr's for pain meds while blackmailing them.
A: If it isn't the state that got it that way, don't see why not. The law only deals with admissabiltiy of evidence that the state gained through improper activities. If a burglar gets documents and turns them over to the government--let's say a hacker gets emails--those emails can be used as evidence.
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