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The lawyer argued that there was a lack of probable cause for a search warrant.
The police had probable cause to arrest him.
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Johnson, too, emphasized there must be probable cause - a driver speeding and weaving, for instance.
Though knowingly bringing a firearm onto school property is a felony offense, the Kenton County commonwealth attorney says there's no probable cause to believe it was done knowingly on Aug. 17.
Bailey was living at Wheeler after being arrested in February on accusations of stealing deodorant, shaving cream, after-shave and a belt from a west-side Family Dollar, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The affidavit of probable cause filed with Cripps’ arrest noted that Cripps lived or stayed at 13 Delaware County addresses, and one each in Philadelphia and Chester Counties, between 1998 and 2012.
An anonymous tip about prostitution would not meet the burden of probable cause to go into a strip club, Gernon said.
The complaint asks a federal judge to declare such searches unconstitutional, absent a warrant supported by probable cause.
Finally, a final report will then be released, providing a statement of probable cause.
The statement of probable cause outlining the sheriff’s case said Kennedy was exceeding a safe speed for the conditions.
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law : evidence that gives someone a reason to think that a crime has been or is being committed
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