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totality of the circumstances test

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Definitions of totality of the circumstances test

  • (US LAW) the factors that a judge looks at when he or she decides whether or not to give the police a warrant (=an official document, usually signed by a judge, giving police permission to make an arrest or a search or do other acts as part of the administration of justice), specifically whether the situation, taken as a whole, justifies the warrant

    "Under the totality of the circumstances presented in this case, it was reasonable to stop Prado Naverette's truck."

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