Arrest Ethan hartweLl, bailey ShepArd, tyler lacomfora

Arrest- takes place when a person suspected of a crime is taken into custody

Arrest Warrant- court order commanding that the person named be taken into custody

Probable cause- having a reasonable belief that a specific person committed a crime

Drug courier profile- help establish probable cause. Based on commonly held notions concerning age, race, personal appearance, behavior, and mannerisms

Police may be able to draw a sketch of an exact person they are looking for, or they may just make general drawings based on the typical appearance of the type of people they are looking for.

Officers typically gain information that can be used to arrest a suspect through Informants or individuals that provide info. The police need to make sure they can corroborate (confirm) the information is reliable

Officers need reasonable suspicion to believe an individual committed a crime.

If officer has reasonable suspicion they can do a limited pat down of their outer clothing known as a "pat and frisk", or a "stop and frisk" just to search for weapons

This method of "stop and frisk" has had huge outlash with Americans who believe it is a way to racially profile someone, and then back it up with a law making it justifiable.
Ernesto Arturo Miranda

In Miranda v. Arizona (1966), Miranda was arrested at his home and taken into custody, where he was identified by a witness. He was interrogated for two hours, resulting in a written confession which he signed.

The text of the Miranda Rights read by U.S. Police

The Supreme Court later ruled that the confession was inadmissible as evidence since Miranda had not been aware of informed of his right to remain silent or to an attorney. It created the "Miranda Rights" police give to suspects under arrest.

The Supreme Court has also ruled that police can order all passengers out of a car when making a lawful traffic stop.

The most common kind of arrest is one where the person does not know that they are being arrested, an example being stopping someone for a traffic violation. The person is under arrest because they are not free to leave until released by the officer

In a case of police brutality, the accused can bring civil action seeking monetary damages for a violation of the Federal Civil Rights Act. The US Supreme Court ruled that deadly force "may not be used unless it is necessary to prevent escape, and the officer has probable cause to believe the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical harm to the officer or others".


Do not struggle with the officers. By you remaining calm you have less chance of assaulting an officer, or resisting arrest, both separate crimes you can be charged with.


When you are arrested for a minor offense, you may, in some places, be released without having to put up any money

When you are arrested for a serious misdemeanor or felony, you will not be released immediately

Do not talk about your case with anyone except your lawyer


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