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Arrest and Detention in Law

Arrest and Detention in Law, Types, Differences Arrest and Detention

Arrest and Detention in Law and as per section 55 of CPC, the main difference between Detention and Arrest is whether a person is charged with a crime or not. In case of a person being detained, he is not formally accused of committing a crime but is simply restricted and kept in police custody on a reasonable suspicion.

Is Arrest and Detention the Same?

Arrested” means you have been taken into custody and can’t leave. You can be “detained” for a short period of time if a police officer or other person believes you may be involved in a crime.

What is an Order of Detention?

an official order from a court or other authority saying that someone must be kept in a particular place and cannot leave.

Different Types of Arrests

Here are Six different types of arrests that may affect you:

  1. Juvenile arrest.
  2. Felony arrest.
  3. Misdemeanour arrest.
  4. Warrant arrest.
  5. Private person’s arrest.
  6. Hit and run arrest.

Arrest and Detention Under CrPC

Person arrested not to be detained more than twenty-four hours.– No police-officer shall detain in custody a person arrested without warrant for a longer period than under all the circumstances of the case is reasonable, and such period shall not, in the absence of a special order of a Magistrate under section 167.

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