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Crime

A crime is an act or omission forbidden by law, punishable upon conviction by death, imprisonment, fine, or other penal discipline.

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Reasonable Suspicion

Facts or circumstances, which would lead a reasonable person to believe a crime has been, is being or is about to be committed.

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Probable Cause

Probable cause exists when the facts and circumstances known to the officer would warrant a prudent man in believing that a crime had been committed and that the accused had committed it.

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Arrest

An arrest is the taking of a person in to custody in a case and in the manner authorized by law.