can the police hold you responbile for a crime and there is no evidence or eye witness to it  They are using probable cause ?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Probable cause, by definition, is sufficient for an arrest. It IS NOT sufficient for a conviction. That said, if there is NO evidence, there isn't probable cause.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Probable cause it snot how you hold someone responsible for a crime. You are confused.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    And what is this "probable cause" ? Please tell us. In North Korea, the police don't need evidence or eye witnesses to hold you responsible. In just about all other civilized places, there has to be _some_ evidence.  Note that the term "evidence" includes eye witness statements. The police don't just randomly pick the 11th person who they meet on the street.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The Police have nothing to do with holding you "responbile."

    Are you asking about the District Attorney?  Yes, he or she can.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The police do not hold you responsible, the prosecutor does

    All the police do is investigate, and turn their findings over to the prosecutors investigators who start holding people responsible and issue arrest warrants if the prosecutor feels there is a case

    The police have nothing to do with it any further unless they are ordered to pick you up on the arrest warrant, and even then they do not hold you responsible, they do not care one way or the other, they are following a court order, same as if they are given a court order to release you from jail

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, police don't need evidence to arrest. Evidence only really needs to be involved when it goes before a judiciary. Cops often avoid arresting without evidence so as not to look foolish in open courts, however this isn't an issue in closed/secret courts in which the state acts in secrecy and can provide secret "evidence", of course there's also fabricated evidence which I'm willing to bet is more common than we know about due to institutionalised cover ups. 

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    What information is the "probable cause" based on?    Generally that information = evidence even if it is circumstantial. 

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    • marilyn4 weeks agoReport

      that isnt right i am innocent , and they are trying to put me in jail. what defense can i use ot help myself 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Police don't hold you responsible. If they have probable cause, they can detain you for questioning for a limited period and then must either charge you with a crime or release you. They may continue to investigate and can repeat the questioning process. If you are charged with a crime, the only party that can hold you responsible is a jury of your peers after a trial, by finding you guilty.

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  • Bort
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    4 weeks ago

    Anyone can be suspect. If or when they file charges against a person that person has the right to plea and they can submit their plea however they want. If a person pleads innocent they have to prove that persons guilt.

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    • Bort
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      4 weeks agoReport

      The arrested person has the legal right to "plea" which is either admit their guilt (and be convicted) or plead no contest (same as pleading guilty, it means they're not going to fight the charges), or plead 'not guilty' and make the police prove their guilty. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Picking your name at random out of the phone book is not enough for pc.

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