What is Probable Cause?

November 21, 2017

The premise of probable cause is derived from the U.S. Constitution Fourth Amendment. In particular, the Constitution states that the government may only proceed to arrest and seize property on showing probable cause.

The standard of probable cause in Texas is applicable to the prosecutor, too. Sufficient evidence against the individual to support probable cause must exist for the prosecutor to bring a criminal case. Of course, the defendant can’t be convicted of any crime without the showing of reasonable doubt.

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