probable cause


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

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Throughout the probable cause hearings, this committee has gathered sufficient evidence to provide us with the ammunition to prosecute this case toward victory,' Umali said.
Voting 38-2 with zero abstentions, majority of the members of the House panel affirmed on Thursday that there is probable cause to support the accusations of culpable violation of the Constitution, betrayal of public trust, corruption, and other high crimes that the Chief Justice have allegedly committed.
One law dictionary defines probable cause as "circumstances and facts which give rise to a reasonable belief that an accused is guilty of a crime.
the scope of what was required for a probable cause determination and
Colbert, (11) however, and held there to be sufficient evidence to give officers probable cause for a search warrant.
In many (if not most) cases, this was done without proof amounting to probable cause either with no judicial scrutiny or judicial scrutiny that was pro forma at best.
Harris that a positive alert by a certified narcotics-detection dog is per se sufficient, in and of itself, to establish probable cause for the search of a vehicle.
The commission said there was probable cause that Capt.
He said the agents had violated the Fourth Amendment, which bars unreasonable searches and seizures, by arresting him without probable cause.
The Bar's grievance process allows for the confidentiality to go away either upon a finding of probable cause or upon a finding of no probable cause.
The trial court denied the motion to rescind, finding that the officer did have probable cause for the stop.
But no answer can be forthcoming without first understanding just what probable cause is.
Supreme Court tipped the scales in favor of the state in one subset of First Amendment retaliation actions by homing that plaintiffs in actions for retaliatory prosecution must plead and prove a lack of probable cause for pressing the underlying charge as an element of their claim.
In Kattaria, the Eighth Circuit found that although a warrant is required prior to police using a thermal imaging device on a home, the traditional probable cause standard need not be met prior to a court or magistrate issuing such a warrant.
However, on occasion, law enforcement officers and agencies either do not understand the law or are too impatient to gather legally sufficient evidence to establish probable cause to search someone's home.
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