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:
- Juvenile arrest.
- Felony arrest.
- Misdemeanour arrest.
- Warrant arrest.
- Private person’s arrest.
- 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.