AGUILAR¨CSPINELLI TESTAguilar¨CSpinelli test (ah-gee-lahr spi-nel-ee orag-w[schwa]-lahr).Criminal procedure. A standard for de-termining whether hearsay (such as an informant’s tip) is sufficiently reliable to establish probable cause for an arrest or search warrant. ? Under this two-pronged test ¡ª which has been replaced by a broader, totali-ty-of-the-circumstances approach ¡ª the reliability of both the information and the informant must be assessed independently. Aguilar v. Texas, 378 U.S. 108, 84 S.Ct. 1509 (1964); Spinelli v. United States, 393 U.S. 410, 89 S.Ct. 584 (1969). Cf. TOTALITY-OF-THE-CIRCUMSTANCES TEST. [Cases: Criminal Law 211(3); Searches and Seizures 118. C.J.S. Criminal Law ¡ì¡ì 330, 337; Searches and Seizures ¡ì¡ì 160¨C165, 167.]
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