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
  • Intellectual Ventures Prevails In Capital One Antitrust Suit

    …: the Special Master recommended a judgment of patent eligibility for the ’084 and ’002 Patents.” The court found that “[t]his fact alone is sufficient to show that a reasonable litigant could realistically expect to succeed on the merits.” As further support of its conclusion that IV’s patent litigation was not objectively baseless, the court also…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 21 readers -
  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … allowed to contest. If you’re indicted for a criminal offense, you aren’t entitled under the Constitution to argue the grand jury’s probable cause finding. In Kaley v. United States, a defendant challenged the legality of a pretrial order to freeze assets by challenging the grand jury’s True Bill result. The Supreme Court determined…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 15 readers -
  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    … juvenile legal system, listening to you and explaining your options through the process. Right to Counsel and Silence If your child is arrested for a juvenile offense in Harris County or Houston, Texas, contact an experienced attorney immediately. Don’t allow your son or daughter to discuss the matter with a law enforcement officer until you contact…

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

    … to county prosecutors. If the police have already arrested the suspect, they make an arrest report detailing all the events that led to the arrest. Based on the report, prosecutors can: File a complaint with the trial court Not pursue the criminal investigation Present evidence to the grand jury. It’s the grand jury’s responsibility to indict…

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

    … it are either guilty of crime or commit perjury in claiming the privilege.” Ullmann v. United States, 350 U.S. 422, 426(1956). “The Fifth Amendment’s basic function[s] … is to protect innocent men … who otherwise might be ensnared by ambiguous circumstances. ” See Ohio v. Reiner, 532 U.S. 17, 20(2001). You Have the right to remain silent. Use it. Refuse…

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

    … to obtain a blood test in a DUI case. Florida House Bill 237 | Marijuana DUI Blood Test Florida House Bill 237 was introduced into the Florida House of Representatives by Representative Brandes on January 12, 2017. The purpose of the bill is to amend Florida Statute 316.193 by establishing a quantitative threshold of an active marijuana metabolite…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 23 readers -
  • Car Accidents Caused by Marijuana

    … driving law. There is no reliable equivalent of a portable breath test for marijuana, and due to marijuana’s varied effect on the user, it can be difficult to tell if someone is over the legal limit. Police officers will need probable cause based on other factors to arrest an individual for drugged driving. They can obtain this probable cause…

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

    … Platinum Partners hedge fund is beginning to look like a Ponzi scheme. A very large Ponzi scheme. The New York Times says it could be one of the largest since Bernie Madoff. As much as $1 billion may be missing. On the heels of so many losses, the FBI moved in this week and arrested 7 people they say are behind the scheme. Included…

    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- 117 readers -
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