Probable Cause and Police Searches?

Answer Probable cause has two applications when connected with the Fourth Amendment. The amendment states that people shall be protected from unreasonable search and seizures. The other application relate... Read More »

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Probable Cause and Police?

Probable cause is the condition, or set of conditions, that make legal action, such as a search, the issuing of a warrant or an arrest, a reasonable circumstance. Probable cause refers to any evide... Read More »

Police Definition of Probable Cause?

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures conducted by the government. To lawfully conduct a search and seizure, a police officer must ... Read More »

Probable Cause of a Police Officer to Search a Vehicle?

Every time you get pulled over, the police have an opportunity to develop probable cause and search your vehicle. In 2008, police in Illinois alone conducted over 2.5 million traffic stops. Accordi... Read More »

What Is Probable Cause for a Vehicle Search With Police?

Police can legally search a vehicle if they have a valid warrant or probable cause to do so. Police may also be able to legally search a vehicle if the search is ancillary to a lawful arrest of one... Read More »