Originally posted by Seekerof
The Constitution this and the Constitution that, its all swell and sweet in the end, right?
You guys might want to become re-familiarized with this:
[edit on 11-7-2005 by Seekerof]
Definitions of probable cause on the Web:
A constitutionally prescribed standard of proof; a reasonable ground for belief in the existence of certain facts. The burden of proof necessary for
an indictment or trial information.
the amount of proof needed to determine that a crime occurred and the defendant committed the crime in order to proceed with the prosecution in felony
A reasonable belief that a crime has or is being committed; the basis for all lawful searches, seizures, and arrests.
A reasonable ground for belief in the existence of facts warranting the proceedings complained of (eg, probable cause to believe that a crime has been
committed and that the person accused may have committed it).
An objective standard of expectation of results that must be met to justify any search and seizure. The expectation must be grounded in facts and
circumstances that would lead a reasonable person to that expectation. Search warrants are only issued upon finding of probable cause, and warrantless
searches (such as during a traffic stop) must meet the standard of probable cause to be admissible in court.
A judicial finding that there exists reasonable grounds for belief that a person should be arrested or searched.
the reasonable belief that a person has committed a crime.
Degree of proof needed to arrest.
a reasonable belief that a crime was committed, and the person accused of the crime was responsible. A probable cause hearing is held in felony
A reasonable ground for suspicion, supported by circumstances sufficiently strong to warrant a cautious person to believe that an accused person is
guilty of the offense which he/she is charged.
Reasonable cause; having more evidence for than against.
A judicial determination that there is sufficient evidence for the case to proceed to trial.
Having more evidence for, than against, an apparent state of facts which would induce a reasonably intelligent and prudent person to believe that the
accused person has committed the crime charged in a criminal case.
the legal standard for issuance of a charging document or a search warrant. Probable cause means a reasonable ground for belief of facts, or more
evidence for than against. It is a lesser standard than the proof beyond a reasonable doubt required for a conviction.
(law) evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure; "a magistrate determined that there was probable cause to search the house"
Probable cause is a legal term used in most common law American criminal law jurisdictions that denotes the standard by which a police officer may
conduct a personal or property search, or an arrest. This term comes from the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Yeah, but they don't have probable cause... if they pull you over so that they can interrogate you without any reason. They make up a reason, and
because they are the authority. Its their word against yours.
The problem is... when you can no longer trust the authorities, who do you turn to for help?