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probable cause


A magistrate determined that there was probable cause to search the house.
  law:  evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure
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  • A magistrate determined that there was probable cause to search the house.
  • I knew that he had no probable cause to enter my vehicle and that he was conducting an illegal search.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • But without definite evidence, the CAB was mystified as to the probable cause of the crash.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Getting us probable cause.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • The form contained room for a description of the detained individual, in part to show that officers had probable cause for apprehending the person.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • First one is that police need probable cause to search the apartment.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Starvation was posited as the most probable cause of death.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Chime, though, had been in the United States long enough to know his rights and to understand the requirement of probable cause for traffic stops.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The previous chapter gave account of an immense body or herd of Sperm Whales, and there was also then given the probable cause inducing those vast aggregations.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • We’d like to enter not-guilty pleas for all of them, and we request that a probable cause hearing be scheduled in ten days.’
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes

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  • With chagrin, I realized the probable cause — no one else was as aware of Edward as I always was.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • She had too old a regard for him to be so wholly estranged as might in two meetings extinguish every past hope, and leave him nothing to do but to keep away from Uppercross: but there was such a change as became very alarming, when such a man as Captain Wentworth was to be regarded as the probable cause.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • I needed to buy some time and some probable cause.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • But we have no probable cause to-
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • No probable cause really fixed.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • And if Eve could prove his shuttle had taken the trip on that night, she’d have probable cause.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • But when a drop of blood had been found in the victim’s hair, probable cause had forced Switzer to give the FBI a sample of his blood.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Amendment IV 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.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Article IV 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.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • For two pages I detailed the completely illegal search of the vehicle and the absence of probable cause.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • According to INS paperwork related to the sweep, probable cause could be "clothing consistent with that of illegal entrant aliens" or "a strong body odor common to illegal aliens."
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Cole added, "And because of the little stunt you just pulled we have probable cause to get those samples."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • ’A probable cause hearing,’ Peter said.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • But they eliminated each suspicion, and no official probable cause was found.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • ’There’s already probable cause to believe that you committed a crime, since there are hundreds of witnesses claiming to have seen you shooting in the school that day.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • It would suck more if we did the probable cause hearing.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I see, Mr. Houghton, that you wish to waive your probable cause hearing.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • First she’d had a probable cause hearing to pull together, then, she’d been in front of the grand jury, getting them to hand down an indictment.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Joe realized there had been a disturbing qualifier in what she had said: no official probable cause.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Although the National Transportation Safety Board hadn’t been able to settle on a probable cause, hydraulic control systems failure complicated by human error was one possible scenario—and one with which he had been able to live because it was so impersonal, as mechanical and cold as the universe itself.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • And the structures group, twenty-nine specialists in that division of the investigation alone, studied the wreckage in the hangar in Pueblo for eight months without being able to pin down a probable cause.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Patrick had been heading to the probable cause hearing for Peter Houghton when he received a cell phone call that sent him screaming in the opposite direction, to Smyth’s Gun Shop in Plainfield.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I gave you probable cause!
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Having a probable cause hearing today means they score a lot of points, and we score none-it would just be a way for the prosecution to release evidence to the media and the public before they get a chance to hear our side of the story.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Do you understand that I would have had the obligation today to find whether or not there was probable cause to believe that you committed the acts for which you are charged, and that by waiving the probable cause hearing, you are not requiring me to find that probable cause; you will now be bound over to the grand jury, and I will bind this case over to the superior court?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Do you understand that I would have had the obligation today to find whether or not there was probable cause to believe that you committed the acts for which you are charged, and that by waiving the probable cause hearing, you are not requiring me to find that probable cause; you will now be bound over to the grand jury, and I will bind this case over to the superior court?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Do you understand that I would have had the obligation today to find whether or not there was probable cause to believe that you committed the acts for which you are charged, and that by waiving the probable cause hearing, you are not requiring me to find that probable cause; you will now be bound over to the grand jury, and I will bind this case over to the superior court?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Couldn’t have put Feeney on a priority basis to check the trail of the weapon to eliminate probable cause."
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
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Associated words [difficulty]:   probable cause [5] , hearsay [5] , habeas corpus [5] , hearsay [5] , burden of proof [7] , double jeopardy [7] , statute of limitations [7] , attorney-client privilege [8] , Miranda rights [9] , grandfathered [9] , search and seizure [9] , undue influence [9]
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