Probable Cause vs. Reasonable Suspicion

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To you, reasonable suspicion and probable cause sound like they mean the same thing. However, to Santa Ana Bail Bonds, the police, and the court, these have different, though similar, meanings.

Reasonable Suspicion:
Reasonable assumption that a crime has taken place, is taking place, or will take place, based on a police officer’s professional training and experience. It is a broader educated guess that can lead to a probable cause.

Probable Cause:
Probable cause is logical belief that a crime has taken place, is taking place, or will take place. The difference is that probable cause is much more heavily supported by hard, concrete facts and circumstances.

A person can be arrested because of probable cause, then they will need to appear in an arraignment, then they might be able to be bailed out of jail. However, in order to bail out of jail, the person, or someone on his or her behalf, will need to contact Santa Ana Bail Bonds, California’s trusted bail bonds company. A bail bond will get them out of jail as quickly as possible and from there, regular payments will need to be made on time and the defendant will need to appear in court as scheduled.

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