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 »

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 »

Can a police officer run your license plate without probable cause?

Because license plates are public information, police officers do not need probable cause to check the numbers. Many state courts have investigated whether the Fourth Amendment protects against ran... Read More »