When A Citizen, Not A Police Officer, Will Make An Arrest

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There are certain situations where a citizen will make an arrest because the police are not present to do so. These are considered citizen’s arrests.

Citizen’s arrests are mostly for felonies. They can occur for misdemeanors if the misdemeanor involved a breach of peace.

In order to carry out a citizen’s arrest, the crime must have already occurred and the citizen making the arrest must have at least reasonable suspicion of who the perpetrator is. The crime need not have occurred in the citizen’s presence.

Anyone making a citizen’s arrest must be very cautious of how they carry it out. Excessive force can get them into trouble themselves. If it turns out the arrest was unconstitutional or the citizen had insufficient information, incorrect knowledge, or any type of miss-information that led him to doing something outside of the boundaries of the law, then that citizen can find themselves in a lot of trouble as well.

Bail bonds are capable for getting defendants who have been taken in on a citizen’s arrest out of jail too, as long as the judge grants them bail. Bail bonds are always available with Crenshaw Bail Bond Store Services. Our professional bail agents are well-versed and extremely skilled in rectifying problems within the realm of the court system and the confines of the law

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