Probable Cause

In United States criminal law, probable cause (also referred to as reasonable cause) is the standard by which an officer or agent of the law has the grounds to obtain a warrant for, or as an exception to the warrant requirements for, making an arrest or conducting a personal or property search, etc. when criminal charges are being considered. It is also used to refer to the standard to which a grand jury believes that a crime has been committed.
Posts about Probable Cause
  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … In the state of Texas, a grand jury is comprised of 12 people who must determine whether probable cause exists for a felony offense. The grand jury is assembled to inquire into a felony offense or a relatively small number of misdemeanor offenses. According to Title 1, Chapter 19, Article 19.40 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, a quorum…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 14 readers -
  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    … his or her 17th birthday, he or she is typically tried as a juvenile in the juvenile justice system. A juvenile probation officer will conduct an intake of the child when he or she is arrested. The process is in place to determine if the young person meets the legal definition of child in Texas and if probable cause exists that the child committed…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • How Cases Start and How the Prosecution Operates

    … and to remain silent. The judge also lets the accused know they can request an examining trial to establish the reasons for the probable cause or arrest. The most important part of the initial appearance is to set bail. Bail is the amount of money the accused must pay to leave jail. Often, the bail is paid by a bail bondsman or family members…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • You Have the Right to Remain Silent

    … South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog You Have the Right to Remain Silent Fool! YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT | USE IT Most people view the fifth amendment as a shelter or haven for individuals who have committed a crime. Invoking your right to remain silent is typically viewed as an admission to criminal conduct. After all…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 23 readers -
  • Marijuana DUI | Florida Law

    … means for an officer to obtain a blood sample and is, therefore, essentially useless. For additional information, please contact us at: The Law Offices of Michael A. Dye, PA, 1 East Broward Boulevard #700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954)990-0525 The post Marijuana DUI | Florida Law appeared first on Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney | Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorney. …

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 23 readers -
  • What Happens When Someone Drops Charges Against You?

    … or an illegal search was thrown out Lack of sufficient probable cause to make an arrest The evidence is not sufficient to justify the charge The state’s attorney feels that there is little chance of getting a conviction Witnesses may have been mistaken and later changed their story or a witness cannot be located The arresting officer was simply wrong Once…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 24 readers -
  • Car Accidents Caused by Marijuana

    … of the driver’s impairment to attempt to recover from the at-fault driver’s insurance or through a personal injury suit. There may be plenty of evidence of the driver’s negligence and fault for the accident without a drugged driving conviction. Contact Us Today Victims of car accidents in which the at-fault driver was high should be able to recover from…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • Platinum Partners Hedge Fund Ponzi – Where Are the Banks?

    … of Platinum’s Investor Relations and Finance Departments; Daniel Small, a former Managing Director and co-Portfolio Manager of Platinum; and Jeffrey Shulse, the former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Nordlicht, Levy, Landesman, SanFilippo and Mann…

    Due Diligence- 9 readers -
  • Texas Open Container Laws: Is It Ever Legal?

    … Texas Open Container Laws: Is It Ever Legal? Posted by Matthew Sharp under DWI/DUI May 11, 2016 Open Container Laws in Texas Most people know that Texas law enforcement works hard to keep intoxicated motorists off of public roads and highways. Texas has a notorious reputation for being tough on cases of drunk or intoxicated driving. However…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 115 readers -
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