Mapp v. Ohio
367 U.S. 643 (1961)

Annotate this Case

U.S. Supreme Court

Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961)

Mapp v. Ohio

No. 236

Argued March 29, 1961

Decided June 19, 1961

367 U.S. 643


All evidence obtained by searches and seizures in violation of the Federal Constitution is inadmissible in a criminal trial in a state court. Wolf v. Colorado,338 U. S. 25, overruled insofar as it holds to the contrary. Pp. 367 U. S. 643-660.

170 Ohio St. 427, 166 N.E.2d 387, reversed.

Official Supreme Court case law is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia case law is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.

Primary Holding

The prosecution is not allowed to present evidence that law enforcement secured during a search that was unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment.