OH4: Specific evidence not required for each element of a crime for PC to exist

The affidavit for the search warrant showed probable cause on the totality for marijuana on defendant’s property. Defendant’s flight when seeing the officers only added to it. Probable cause does not require the same type of specific evidence of each element of the offense as would be needed to support a conviction. Instead, probable cause requires only the probability, and not a prima facie showing, of criminal activity. Consequently, probable cause is not a high bar. State v. Hobbs, 2018-Ohio-4059, 2018 Ohio App. LEXIS 4389 (4th Dist. Oct. 8, 2018).

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