When may you be arrested with or without a warrant?
When may you be arrested with a warrant?
A police officer may arrest you at any time if he has warrant for your arrest, or if he has knowledge that a warrant for your arrest has been issued.
A warrant is an order issued by a court charging that you have committed a particular crime and directing the Sheriff and all police officers of the state to arrest you and bring you before the court. You may require the officer to read the warrant after you have been arrested.
An arrest warrant should not be confused with a search warrant.
When may you be arrested without a warrant?
A police officer may make an arrest under a variety of circumstances. Among these circumstances are:
- When he knows that a warrant has been issued for your arrest and is still in effect even though the warrant may be held by another police officer.
- When the arresting officer has probable cause to believe that a felony has been or is being committed and that you are the person who has committed or is committing the felony.
- When a misdemeanor is committed in the presence of the officer, or if the officer has probable cause to believe you are DUI, have shoplifted, have committed an act of domestic violence, and other limited instances.
If you have additional questions about being arrested in Kentucky, reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys today. We understand how difficult the legal system can be and we are standing by to navigate you through the process.