What is evidence suppression in Georgia?
Evidence suppression is just the manner in which we exclude any unlawfully seized evidence from a case. If a person has a case and, say, they didn’t give actual consent or the police violated their Fourth Amendment rights in obtaining evidence, whether it be drugs or some other kind of contraband, then we have a suppression hearing, we call a motion to suppress, we get the court to exclude the evidence from that case. And many times, if it’s a drug case and that evidence of drugs has been excluded, that’s the end of the case—the case is dismissed at that point. So, that’s just kind of the means in which we enforce people’s Fourth Amendment rights.