Draper v. United States 358 U.S. 307 (1959)

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DRAPER v. UNITED STATES 358 U.S. 307 (1959)

In Draper the Supreme Court held that information provided by a previously reliable informer, even though hearsay and not within the personal knowledge of the police, is sufficient to establish probable cause for an arrest, at least when there is substantial corroboration for the information.

Jacob W. Landynski