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probable cause

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Definition law:  evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure
  • A magistrate determined that there was probable cause to search the house.
  • First one is that police need probable cause to search the apartment.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • 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 without definite evidence, the CAB was mystified as to the probable cause of the crash.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Getting us probable cause.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • 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
  • With chagrin, I realized the probable cause — no one else was as aware of Edward as I always was.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • 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 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
  • Starvation was posited as the most probable cause of death.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The cops had no probable cause to enter Lonny's room at the flophouse.
    John Grisham  --  Sycamore Row

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