reasonable suspicion

Definition of "reasonable suspicion"
  1. A defensible belief grounded in clear facts or circumstances that authorizes the halt and potential search of a person suspected to be engaged in illegal activity at that moment
How to use "reasonable suspicion" in a sentence
  1. Based on the suspicious behavior of the man, the officer had reasonable suspicion to stop him and conduct a search.
  2. The presence of drug paraphernalia in plain sight provides the police with reasonable suspicion.
  3. A judge ruled that the police officer’s actions were justified because they were based on reasonable suspicion.

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