Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion in Oklahoma
Question: What is probable cause and reasonable suspicion in Oklahoma?
Answer: Probable cause and reasonable suspicion are levels or burdens of proof. Probable cause means that a police officer has a basis on which to believe that a crime has been committed. Typically, this is what they need in order to arrest somebody for suspicion of committing a crime. A reasonable suspicion is a lower burden of proof ,which entitles the police to investigate further prior to an arrest.