Legal Question in Criminal Law in Maryland

arrest.

what's the difference between being detained and being arrested?

Asked on 12/30/07, 5:38 pm

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Jason Cleckner Law Office of Jason Cleckner, LLC
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Re: arrest.

Generally, you can be detained for a reasonable amount of time, such as in a traffic stop to look at your license, registration, and insurance, and to run your record. An arrest requires a warrant, or probable cause that you have committed a crime or jailable traffic offense in the officer's presence.

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Answered on 1/06/08, 11:58 pm


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