Probable cause: n. the reason(s) as objective and/or factual as possible for an arrest and/or bodily seizure


Asking an officer what is the probable cause of the arrest and/or bodily seizure is really asking the question what is the reason for the arrest and/or bodily seizure. The officer has an obligation to answer this question with as objective and/or factual a reason(s) as possible. Probable cause is just a fancy name for the need to answer the question-Why are you arresting me? If the officer can’t answer the reason for the arrest then there is no reason or no probable cause and no arrest can be made.

There is nothing abstract about the concept of probable cause because an abstraction is not logical and/or factual and shouldn’t exist as a concept if it is abstract.

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