Probable Cause | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee

 

Course: Introduction / Policing / Procedural Law

Probable cause is the Fourth Amendment standard of evidence for searches, seizures, and arrests.

Probable cause exists where the facts and circumstances within the officers’ knowledge and of which they have reasonably trustworthy information are sufficient in themselves to warrant a man of reasonable caution in the belief that an offense has been or is being committed.”


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Last Modified: 06/29/2021

 

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