Maryland v. Pringle
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Citation. Maryland v. Pringle, 540 U.S. 366, 124 S. Ct. 795, 157 L. Ed. 2d 769, 2003 U.S. LEXIS 9198, 72 U.S.L.W. 4103, 2003 Cal. Daily Op. Service 10763, 17 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 83 (U.S. Dec. 15, 2003) Brief Fact Summary. Pringle appealed a conviction, based on lack of probable cause, when he was arrested for paraphernalia found in the back of another person's a car, while sitting in the front. Synopsis of Rule of Law. When a reasonable officer can conclude that a defendant is guilty, probable cause exists. ...

Maryland v. Pringle
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1. PROBABLE CAUSE FOR SEARCHES & SEIZURES WITH OR WITHOUT WARRANTS a. PROBABLE CAUSE TO SEARCH Spinelli v. United States (1969) Facts: FBI agents procured a search warrant for an apartment based on affidavits that revealed: 1) the agents trailed D for several days to a particular apartment where two different telephone numbers were listed in the name of another person; 2) a confidential informant told the police that D was taking bets at the same two phone numbers; 3) D was "known to" the agents as a "bookmaker." A search of the apartment revealed evidence that was admitted at D's trial for ...