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Is mere accusation without evidence other than testimony of the accuser, grounds for arrest in the UK?

Several years ago I was stopped in public by the police. Someone had 'identified' me as abusing them in terms of their gender two years before that. Had that happened, I suppose it would have been ...
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What crimes were committed in the Jack Barnes unlawful killing except the killing? [closed]

There is a tragic case in the news about the killing of Jack Barnes by Metrolink customer service representatives (horrible video here). From reading the case there were multiple earlier actions that ...
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Under what circumstances are you required to stop and/or answer questions by the police?

After this case of suspected harassment by the police in England in response to refusal to provide a name while walking to catch a train I wondered when you are required to stop, and when you are ...
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What is the typical delay between reporting a murder with a known suspect and arrest? [closed]

Note: I am not asking for legal advice here, no rush haha I was recently looking into the Death of Ahmad Arbery who passed away violently on footage earlier this year. Supposedly it took a few months ...
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Does pre-trial detention exist only because of a resources constraint?

A lot of people are talking about alternatives to cash bail recently, which made me wonder, why does pre-trial detention exist in the first place? My layman's understanding of pre-trial detention is ...
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Can the Federal Protective Service make arrests without identification or in unmarked cars?

This week, a protestor who was part of the George Floyd protests in Portland, Oregon was arrested by federal agents who were without identification, and who put him into an unmarked van. Customs and ...
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Sedative Administration by Law Enforcement: Legal Precedents?

Question: Are the any legal precedents (U.S. legal system) that have firmly addressed the administration and usage of sedatives on apprehended individuals by or at the request of law enforcement ? To ...
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Do you have to answer questions in English when pulled over?

When you have been pulled-over when operating a vehicle on public property (i.e. a highway), do you have to communicate with the officer in English in (Arizona) United States of America? I understand ...
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In Los Angeles can I defend my own property against looters?

Currently, there is looting being done in Los Angeles by many people who are pretending to protest against the killing of George Floyd (some others are actually protesting and a few people are helping ...
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Would it have been legal to step in and prevent the death of George Floyd? (Interfere with arrest to save a life) [duplicate]

I know this is a viral topic right now but I don't mean to ask it simply for the sake of hype and controversy. I am genuinely curious about it. If this question isn't appropriate here, please advise ...
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Resisting Arrest: Calling your attorney

If you are detained or arrested by US law enforcement and command Siri (handsfree) to call your attorney (obviously do not give the LE a reason to think you are reaching for a weapon). Can this be ...
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If police come to my house with a warrant for my arrest, can they break in?

Suppose police have a warrant to arrest me for a minor offense, like failure to pay fines. If police come to my residence and I quietly hide they go away. If they see me at the window or I speak ...
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Can I be arrested in US consulate for a warrant in the states?

A few years ago I came to Mexico to stay for a while. While I was here I was summoned for court in Arizona, but never appeared (because I'm in Mexico). A warrant was issued for my arrest a few months ...
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Were there any broken laws, unlawful orders or violation of rights during this traffic stop?

Here is a video of a traffic stop in Sacramento, California. Questions: Did the police or the detainee break any laws? Did the police issue any unlawful orders? In particular, was the order to roll ...
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Was Francisco Erwin Galicia Arrested or Detained?

Francisco Erwin Galicia was held 23 days incommunicado by CBP in Texas. Was he arrested or detained? What is the line of reasoning for arriving at the conclusion? Update: Galacia's attorney ...
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Is abuse during custodial interrogation grounds for suppression?

I assume that a custodial interrogation that involved the use of "torture" would be suppressed by any U.S. court. But I can't find a law that clearly defines custodial practices that would constitute ...
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What rights does a private citizen have to aid in law enforcement?

Suppose you witnessed a robbery or theft from a store in the United States and saw someone running with the stolen goods, and you yell, "Stop, thief." Are you within your rights? Suppose you see ...
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Do you have to follow all the orders a police officer gives?

Saw a video on YouTube where a woman is being filmed in Walmart. From what I understood, she was being accused of shoplifting (I guess rolled the cart beyond the registers without paying?), and then ...
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it's not against the constitution to arrest a pregnant woman in Bolivia

In Bolivia my liberal party is about to make it illegal to arrest an pregnant woman and I am wondering if this goes against the portion of our Constitution that talks about equity before the law. Can ...
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Recourse to resistance in citizen's arrest

I am curious about citizen's arrest, at least in how it applies in the U.S., particularly the recourse the arresting party has in case of resistance/evasion. Let's say you see an assault/battery take ...
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Can a Secret Service detail protect their charge against law enforcement?

I read questions about this on various websites, usually about someone with the initials D.T., but it is a good general question. A protectee is guarded by their Secret Service detail against people ...
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Under English law is it permissable to be arrested for one thing but charged with another?

I saw a high-profile case where this happened today and wondered about it. I understand there probably will (and probably should) be some leeway in this, but if one was arrested for breach of the ...
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Does a citizen have to open the door to UK police if they do not give a reason?

I just watched a video of English police talking to a lady through her door. She refused to open up unless they told her why they were there. The police refused and told her to open up or they would ...
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If I consume cannabis and walk across the state line, can I get arrested? [duplicate]

Cannabis is legal in some states. In others, not so much. So if I am in a state where cannabis is legal, smoke it and walk across state line, without taking any with me, just in me, can I get arrested ...
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Should the decision about an Extradiction be based on the Legistlation or on the Juristiction of the executing member state?

The case of the extradiction of the Spanish politician Carles Puigedemont made me wonder whether the justification of the partial non-execution of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), decided by the ...
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Why should a witness have to be arrested if they didn't answer the summons of a subpoena?

If this is a why of the law based on policy, I will move it to the politics site. I do not think it is right to arrest someone who hasn't broken any laws. The witness didn't probably show up due to ...
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When will desuetude apply to Julian Assange's bail violation in U.K. law?

In most legal systems, there is a timeout after that a crime can't be punished any more. It is desuetude. Currently, Julian Assange can't leave the Equadorian Embassy of the U.K., because he will be ...
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In US do you have right to stop thieves from leaving?

https://9gag.com/gag/a3KMe67 A woman is caught shoplifting and in this video the guard called the police. Is what the black man did illegal? I've heard before that a thief have "right" to flee, and ...
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Can somebody, in USA, have an official and unofficial date and place of arrest?

Dumitru Popescu, the CEO of ARCA Space Corporation, (a strange mixture of a scammer, inventor and man with mental problems who made a lot of noise in newspapers regarding his inventions) was arrested ...
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What comes first: the arrest, or the charge(s)?

Forgive me if this seems like an asinine question, and please feel free to be as pedantic as possible if answering. I'm working on data modeling a piece of software and it's relevant to my data ...
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Cop arrests nurse despite fully knowing that she had done nothing wrong. Will a personal lawsuit against the cop be likely to win?

Officer Jeff Payne put Alex Wubbels a hospital nurse under arrest even though it was ever so blatant that she had done nothing wrong. Will suing this cop personally be likely to succeed? I've read ...
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Can you be arrested for something you say while bound by a confidentiality agreement?

It seems odd to me that a confidentiality agreement could actually increase your odds of being arrested, but it happened. I was once arrested and sent to jail overnight for public intoxication while ...
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When and how, after being arrested, can a person hire their own attorney?

I've never been arrested or been a party in any legal case (other than minor traffic violations) that warranted getting an attorney, so having never hired legal counsel, forgive me if this is an ...
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Can the police legally force you to sit in interrogation?

I guess more specifically, when cops order you to sit down in an interrogation room (before you have been charged or arrested), is this a 'lawful order'? I am asking because of the way this is often ...
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Can a judge deny bail for a failure to appear warrant arrest?

If you have failed to appear to court for a civil case and get arrested for failure to appear, is that reason enough to be denied bail until the FTA hearing?
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When can a citizens arrest be made and how much force can be used?

My understanding of a citizens arrest is its when a person detains another person who is caught committing a crime until police arrive. If the person tries to leave how much force can the arrester use?...
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Can a non US resident find out if there are outstanding warrants against him?

While discussing with some friends the case of a German VW-manager who was recently arrested in the USA , the following question came up: Is there a way for a non-US resident to find out if there are ...
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Dodging police bullet illegal?

Would dodging, or otherwise itentionally avoiding, being shot by the police be considered resisting arrest? Mainly regarding U.S. law, but interested if any other law adresses this.
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Is it legal to detain someone to prevent a possible crime that might be committed?

A draft memorandum from the Secretary of Homeland Security states: "Detention also prevents such aliens from committing crimes while at large in the United States and substantially increases the ...
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Can illegal aliens claim sanctuary in a church?

This tweet (as quoted in a Washington Post article), seems to suggest that illegal aliens can claim sanctuary in a church: #GuadalupeGarcia attorney says @ICEgov has lied to him and he will advise ...
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What exactly are an officer's requirements in order to demand ID in the US (New York)?

I watched a YouTube video recently which depicted the following situation, and I'd like to learn more about what peoples' rights are and what an officer's obligations are in a situation like this: A ...
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No public record found? what does this mean?

I have an arrest from about a decade ago for a petty crime. I was taken to a local jail given a court case and released. I went in front of the prosecutor and have no idea what actually happened to my ...
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What does an officer mean by custodial statement?

If (in Canada) a police officer asks you to come in to make a custodial statement does this mean you will be placed under arrest?
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Can I be arrested in my country's embassy abroad?

I am a Syrian refugee who escaped a war! In my country I am considered to have broken the law by doing this. I live in Romania and need to visit the embassy to renew my Syrian passport, as they ...
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How long can you be detained before the police are legally required to feed you?

Just like the title says, I'm wondering how long somebody can be held in custody before the police are legally required to feed them. Is there any legal limit, or is it at the discretion of the ...
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How long can the government charge you after arrest but before trial?

If a person has been arrested already, can the federal government bring up additional felony charges while that person awaits trial? And if so how long does the government have to bring up the ...
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Why aren't all people with warrants arrested immediately?

I've been watching a lot of episodes of the TV series Cops lately. A common scenario in this show is that when the police catch somebody who ran from them and ask why they ran they get the answer that ...
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Does the fact that you look like a guy who committed a crime constitute grounds for detention?

Does the fact that you look like a guy who committed a crime constitute grounds for detention? In other words, can you be pulled over for looking like a suspect who committed some crime and for no ...
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Can I be charged for a crime for simply confessing?

If I were to walk into the police station and confess to a crime I did not commit - that wasn't even under investigation - can they arrest or charge me just because I gave a confession?
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Is mere dancing in public prohibited in D.C.?

Is mere dancing in public prohibited in D.C.? I.e. is there any statute or by-law that makes dancing in public per se illegal in D.C.? If not, why were these people arrested at the Jefferson ...