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Reasonable Suspicion


Generally, a quantum of proof sufficient to justify an objectively reasonable person in suspecting, but not necessarily believing, that someone has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime. Reasonable suspicion is usually the lowest quantum of proof that the law will recognize for any purpose. It is sufficient to justify brief investigatory detentions, but not full-blown arrests, by the police.

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