- Aguilar v. Texas
Infobox SCOTUS case
Litigants=Aguilar v. Texas
FullName=Aguilar v. Texas
Citation=84 S.Ct. 1509; 12 L.Ed.2d 723
Prior=Certiorari to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
Holding=The magistrate must be informed of some of the underlying circumstances relied on by the person providing the information and some of the underlying circumstances from which the affiant concluded that the informant, whose identity was not disclosed, was creditable or his information reliable.
JoinMajority=Warren, Douglas, Brennan, White
"Aguilar v. Texas", 378 U.S. 108 (1964), was a decision by the
United States Supreme Court, which held that “ [a] lthough an affidavit supporting a search warrantmay be based on hearsay information and need not reflect the direct personal observations of the affiant, the magistratemust be informed of some of the underlying circumstances relied on by the person providing the information and some of the underlying circumstances from which the affiant concluded that the informant, whose identity was not disclosed, was creditable or his information reliable.” Along with " Spinelli v. United States" (1969), "Aguilar" established the Aguilar-Spinelli test, a judicial guideline for evaluating the validity of a search warrant based on information provided by a confidential informant or an anonymous tip.
List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 378
Spinelli v. United States" (1969)
Illinois v. Gates" (1983)
*cite journal |last=Maples |first=N. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1969 |month= |title=Credibility of Informers as Justifying a Warrant to Search or Arrest |journal=Baylor Law Review |volume=21 |issue= |pages=578 |issn=00057274 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
* [http://www.enfacto.com/case/U.S./378/108/ Aguilar v. Texas, 378 U.S. 108 (1964)] (opinion full text).
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