When an officer stops you and you are not free to leave, you are under arrest and arrests require Probable Cause!
While the final determination is made by the judge, Probable Cause can be established through factual evidence, observations which create a reasonable suspicion, or information gathered from witnesses or informants.
A police officer who smells an illegal substance, sees a gang sign flashed, or other conduct which suggests criminal activity could be underway has been determined to have probable cause to investigate further.
However, if you or someone you know has been arrested and that arrest was without Probable Cause, there may have been a violation of your Fourth Amendment rights! Contact Kazarian At Law for a consultation.
For more information, or for help with any legal questions visit www.kazarianatlaw.com or call 1-657-2008-LAW