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Lindsay Kramer Crim 110-70 Professor Carollo 2/7/08 Probable Cause Probable cause is when a police officer has the right to make an arrest, conduct a personal search, property search, or obtain a warrant. This happens because a police officer has reasonable belief that a crime is being committed. It is also used to refer to the standard when a grand jury believes that a crime has been committed.
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Unformatted text preview: Probable cause affects citizens such as me, and my peers. It is important to us, because if there is a criminal on the streets and a police man is suspicious of him and suspects he is involved in a crime, then probable cause would give the officer the ability to arrest him on the spot for attempting a crime. This can saves innocent lives from any harm he could have done....
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