Final Essay Exam
CJ 140-02 Introduction to Constitutional Law
Professor, Ryan McNeal
June 21, 2011
Knowing and just being aware of ones right could be essential for the public. One has to know the basic differences between a probable cause and reasonable suspicion. An encounter with an officer and a possible violation of the law it helps to know the cause so one can be prepared for a possible defense strategy. Warrants have certain requirements and exceptions’, knowing each one is vital. The Sixth Amendment is always used in trials and having knowledge of this amendment is important.
The main purpose of the Fourth Amendment is to protect against unreasonable search and seizures. It states that the police would need a warrant for a search and seizure. The way law enforcement can obtain a warrant is if they have probable cause. Terry stops are excluded. Terry stops usually are allowed by the suspect to search. Once a stop has been made on a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, if law enforcement feels that their life is in danger a frisk may be made on reasonable suspicion that the suspect could possibly be armed and dangerous. In Terry v. Ohio the Supreme Court evened the government note in crime prevention and concentrated on the peoples’ safety against invasion of privacy. The Fourth Amendment is produced on reasonable suspicion needs to be more than a feeling. It has to be built on certain article able facts. Probable cause can be dependent on factual evidence and not on suspicion alone (Wiki Retrieve 06/2011).
Reasonableness is decided as factual and relevant circumstances of a case. The main impact is to create a balance in a given time between the obligation of delivery below the convention and the right to prosecute and punish the ones who violate the laws and regulations of a certain state. Reasonableness could be viewed by observing the outcome (Ndiaye, 2011).
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