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Probable Cause to Arrest Does Not Necessarily Ensure a Conviction

What an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Can Do For You

There are numerous widely accepted sources of probable cause to arrest. Some of those include:

  1. Crime in the Officer’s Presence: an officer can always arrest a person for a crime committed in the officer’s presence, no matter how minor the crime. Atwater v. City of Lago Vista, 532 U.S. 318 (2001);
  2. Arrest Warrant: with an arrest warrant, the judge has already determined that there is probable cause for an arrest;
  3. Informants: the officer must have a basis for the truthfulness of the informant’s statement. Illinois v. Gates U.S. 213 (1983);
  4. Crime Observed by Another Officer: an officer may rely on information received from a fellow officer in determining probable cause to arrest.

If you are interested in learning more about accepted sources of probable cause to arrest or have any criminal defense questions, contact the California skilled criminal defense attorneys at Wallin and Klarich so that we may provide you with the proper information. Call 1-888-280-6839, or visit our website, www.wklaw.com for more information.

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