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What is legal search?

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December 25, 2014 6:12AM

A legal search would constitute a search warrant signed by a Judge, or probable cause in many instances. Probable cause is a reasonable belief that a person has committed or will commit a crime. For probable cause to exist, the police must have enough knowledge of the facts to believe that a suspect is committing a crime. The test used by court is if a reasonable person of average intelligence would believe a crime was being committed with the same facts.