Unformatted text preview: crimes, there would be side effects including: 1) Increased litigation over many arrest would occur 2) Officer on the street might not be able to tell from fine-only crimes and arresting crimes Also, easier to create statutes to safeguard against warrantless arrests for minor offenses, then to get it covered by the constitution. Common law also had always held that the warrantless arrest extended to misdemeanor-level offenses. Holding: Minor criminal offenses are also subjected to warrantless arrest under the 4 th amendment because, the subjective nature the police officers would have to endure to figure out if a crime was punishable as a fine-only crime compared to the benefits of society, is outweighed. Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences: Justice OConnor, Stevens, Ginsburg, and Breyer Diseenting Probablye cause alone is not a sufficient condition...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course CRIM. PRO 125 taught by Professor Sobel during the Spring '11 term at California Western School of Law.
- Spring '11