Posts made in December 2020

A person arrested and wearing handcuffs

Differences Between an Arrest and Detention

A common misconception in criminal law is assuming that an arrest is the same as being detained. Under both circumstances you interact with the police, but an arrest signifies that you are charged with a crime. A detention is simply being taken away to be questioned by a police. Whether you have been arrested or detained, it’s essential to understand the differences and know your rights. Continue reading