Understanding the differences between being detained and being arrested by the police is important since a person’s rights are different in each case. Here is what you want to know:
To be detained, the police will have reasonable suspicion to stop and question you. That person is allowed to leave after that short period of time. For example, a person is loitering around an area and the police detain him and ask what he is doing. If no further problems, the man is free to leave. During detention, officers may pat down the individual, but they cannot reach into pockets or search bags without permission. However, if they feel what could be a weapon, they can seize it.
Detention can lead to an arrest if the officers find probable cause. When an arrest is made, the officers must read the individual their Miranda Rights: the right to remain silent and the right to a lawyer.
If you or someone you love has been arrested and is allowed to post bail, we urge you to contact Bakersfield Bail Bonds immediately. Bakersfield Bail Bonds can help by providing an affordable bail bond with a flexible payment plan. We are a family-owned, statewide bail bond company that has been helping Californians bail out their loved one since 1987.
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