Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Probable Cause

Chicago police practice of arresting upon “investigative alert” is unconstitutional

December
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The defendant was arrested solely on the authority of an “investigative alert.”

Confiscation of car keys tantamount to arrest requiring probable cause

July
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On May 6, 2019, the Third District Appellate Court affirmed the circuit court’s decision to grant the defendant’s motion to suppress evidence because the police officer did not have probable cause to search the defendant’s vehicle without a warrant for evidence of driving with an open container of alcohol.

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