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Arrest procedures

Discussion in 'Criminal Procedure, Criminal Court' started by Falkin55, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Falkin55

    Falkin55 Law Topic Starter Guest

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    Is it lawful to be handcuffed and remain in the back of a police vehicle for 9 hours from the time you were arrested up to the time your booked
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    It depends upon many, many things.

    Yes, it can often be an acceptable police practice.

    If you want to know for sure, start by asking to speak to the chief of police, sheriff, or internal affairs bureau for the agency involved.
     
  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Better yet, ask your lawyer.
     
  4. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    Agree - talk to your lawyer - he/she is someone you can give complete details to.
     
  5. CdwJava

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    In general, yes.

    The devil will be in the details of your situation. But, unless it was done for some insidious purpose, merely being cuffed in the back seat of a police car for a lengthy period is not going to be unlawful. You are free to complain to the officer's agency.
     

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