Is walking at night with a backpack on enough probable cause for a search and seizure? 6 Answers as of December 18, 2013

I walked by a store that was robbed a day prior and I had a backpack on. Is that enough probable cause for search and seizure?

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
No it is not.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/18/2013
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
Based upon the facts as you reported them, there is no probable cause for this search.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/13/2013
Law Office of Edward J. Blum
Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
No. There's case law on similar facts.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/13/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Not likely sufficient probable cause for a stop and search. A lot of the question depends on the time and circumstances.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 12/13/2013
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
That would be doubtful, see an attorney with the details and the real issue for your question.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/13/2013
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