probable cause

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(law) evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure

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investigation to: (1) an inquiry into the existence of probable cause to
Most federal and state jurisdictions have determined that the odor of contraband gives rise to probable cause for an officer to search a vehicle without the owner's consent.
But Ohm concedes that there are still instances--though he believes relatively few ones--in which Internet and e-mail investigations will be amenable to regulation by standards of justification like probable cause and reasonable suspicion.
30) But there is reason to believe that many detentions take place without probable cause.
The commission voted on June 15 and found probable cause that King violated a law that deals with public servants and gifts, according to the settlement offer.
On appeal, the Tenth Circuit determined the agents had probable cause to arrest Howards for touching Cheney's shoulder and lying to the agents about it in violation of a federal statute.
We don't waive confidentiality because we use the window between finding probable cause and charging the judge in an effort to negotiate resignation with the judge.
Since the summary suspension court had found that probable cause existed in the earlier hearing, defendant argued, plaintiff could not re-try this matter for purposes of the civil action.
The Fourth Amendment of our Bill of Rights states: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Thus, the existence of probable cause of an assault does not "subsume" the exigent-circumstances doctrine; rather, it satisfies it, assuming the assault is a crime.
There is probable cause Bush lied about Iraq simply based on the Downing Street Memo.
This article examines the recognition of personal privacy in the context of a regular and potentially valuable, as well as volatile, law enforcement activity--stopping a vehicle and developing probable cause to search it.
When an accident occurs, investigators at the National Transportation Safety Board analyze factual information to determine the probable cause, such as human error, mechanical failure, weather, and terrain influences.
The court barred the continuation of the challenged police practices, which included a pattern of arrests without probable cause, throwing firecrackers into homeless groups, and inflicting community service work without the adjudication of any crime.
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