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rea·son·able sus·pi·cion

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  1. Reasonable suspicion

    Reasonable suspicion is a legal standard of proof in United States law that is less than probable cause, the legal standard for arrests and warrants, but more than an "inchoate and unparticularized suspicion or 'hunch' "; it must be based on "specific and articulable facts", "taken together with rational inferences from those facts". If police additionally have reasonable suspicion that a person so detained is armed and dangerous, they may "frisk" the person for weapons, but not for contraband like drugs. Reasonable suspicion is evaluated using the "reasonable person" or "reasonable officer" standard, in which said person in the same circumstances could reasonably believe a person has been, is, or is about to be engaged in criminal activity; it depends upon the totality of circumstances, and can result from a combination of particular facts, even if each is individually innocuous.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reasonable suspicion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reasonable suspicion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of reasonable suspicion in a Sentence

  1. Roger Goodman:

    Too often we’ve seen force used by law enforcement when there was only vague information, only reasonable suspicion, not enough identification of an individual, not enough information.

  2. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick:

    American Immigration Council also strongly increases the risk of unconstitutional racial profiling by calling on Texas DPS to pull over any vehicle that they have reasonable suspicion is transporting migrants, american Immigration Council could severely disrupt the Biden administration's effort to create a public and private partnership to ensure migrants released by government custody are not simply dropped off at the bus station with no idea where to go.

  3. David Lee Denton:

    So perhaps in a fraud investigation, one business might want to report their competitors for engaging in fraudulent business practices, and that would be a factor that might give an agent reasonable suspicion for a border search.

  4. The Argentine source:

    Brazilian prosecutors said there was a reasonable suspicion that the same scheme was replicated here in Argentina.

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