In most American states, police officers typically can’t arrest a person for an offense or violation without an arrest warrant, unless they witness the act of crime. In other words, they can only arrest a person if the violation or crime occurs in their presence. But there is more to this requirement.
Posts made in October 2020
Can A Police Officer Use Force During an Arrest?
The curious case of police brutality in the US is an old tale by now. As of August 30th, 2020, 661 civilians have been shot dead at the hands of the police. In 2018, this number stood at 996, and in 2019, it soared to 1,004.
Do Miranda Rights Apply to Students?
The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution protects the defendants from self-incrimination by granting them Miranda Rights. Under the amendment provisions, law enforcement must issue warnings to the defendant and inform them about their Miranda Rights before interrogating you. The law allows you to remain silent during the interrogation to prevent self-incrimination.
What to Expect During Custodial Interrogation?
You may have seen many movies portraying custodial interrogations. From what they show, it’s all about a policeman and suspect locked up in a small room with a table and chair lying in the center and a basic light fixture hanging from the center of the ceiling.
Criminal Arrests and Interrogations: FAQs
The term arrest refers to being taken into police custody, against the individual’s will. However, this isn’t the same as being put behind bars. Similarly, if the police ask you to stop, questions you, and allows you to leave—it’s not legally called an arrest.
Covid-19 Crisis and Law Enforcement Practices
Covid-19 has left us with many interesting effects to see on Law Enforcement with new trends emerging.
Warrant Execution Explained in Detail
When the police show up at your door, you aren’t required to let them in unless they have a legal judge-approved warrant for searching your property. But it’s important to note that the policemen are needed to act in a certain way even if they have a search warrant.
What Is the ‘Patriot Act’ and How Does It Affect Your Criminal Case?
The infamous Patriot Act increased the government’s power to spy on its citizens in four different aspects:
A formal hearing where an accused is told what the charges on them are is called an arraignment.
A Detailed Insight into the Search-And-Seizure Law
The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution places certain limits on the law enforcement authorities. These limits are the bedrock of the search-and-seizure law, and they exist to ensure your privacy and protect you against any unreasonable searches and seizures.