What may be regarded as probable cause?
Before police officers perform search of a person’s personal property or make an arrest, they are legally obligated to have a good reason for doing so. Without probable cause—the legal term for that good reason—the search of your property or your arrest will, under most circumstances, be considered illegal and will be determined inadmissible in the court room. However, if a police officer smells a drug on you or otherwise has information that you have committed a crime, then he or she will likely have probable cause and may be legally permitted to search your person.
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