Reasonable Grounds

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Meaning of Reasonable Grounds

The meaning of the term depends upon the context and the statute in which it is used. The term has been the subject of scrutiny in the construction of statutes authorizing police officers to arrest without warrant , to make forcible entry to arrest etc. In such a context, the term has been held to be substantially the equivalent of the same meaning of probable cause as used in Fourth amendment to the U.S. constitution . See for example Redmon v U.S., (C.A.Cal.) 355 F.2d407. In this context, the term denotes the existence of facts and circumstances known to police officers as would warrant a prudent and cautious man in believing that the person arrested is guilty of an offense . People v Carlton, 206 N.E. 2d 824.

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