There Has to Be Probable Cause
Video Transcript: Can the police arrest me if they don’t have evidence of my guilt? My name is Jason Sorenson, I’m an Oklahoma lawyer with Wirth Law Office, and today we’re going to be talking about whether or not the police can arrest you without evidence showing that you’re guilty.
Well, the simple answer to that is yes, they can. They don’t need to have evidence of a person being guilty. However, they do need to have probable cause. And what’s probable cause? Probable cause is a reasonable belief that a crime has been committed.
So it’s enough to show that a reasonable person would believe that a crime has been committed or is being committed. And if the police officer has that, if they have that probable cause, then they can make that arrest. But this is just basic information.
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