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The answer is generally yes
. Florida does disallow introduction of evidence in civil cases that was obtained via unlawful
means, such as a violation of privacy, an illegal search and seizure
, and so on. However, this unlawful means does not
include a breaking of administrative rules.
1) Trespassing unto private property to gain evidence - normally inadmissible.
2) Evidence seized without a warrant - normally inadmissible (in criminal law, this is called the 'exclusionary rule.'
3) Evidence seized despite an entity's local rule - admissible.
In other words, if I ran a club and the club's rules stated that no one could take a binder out of the club, but someone did and later introduced it as evidence, this would be admissible, because no civil/criminal law
was broken. They would have simply broken an administrative law, which does not disqualify the evidence being admitted.
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