Post # 1
I’m writing a paper for my Criminal Justice class about the state’s attorney office. I read that one of the steps for the state’s attorney is that before police arrest anyone, they have to have the state’s attorney’s approval. I didn’t know that this was the case as I’ve seen people arrested on the spot. Is it more that the charges have to be approved, or is it the arrest?
I know every state is different, I just don’t want to put false information in my paper.
Post # 3
**not a lawyer, so not legal advice** but from what I recall from my crim law class, they can arrest on the spot if they’re witness to the offense or if they’ve got solid probable cause.
If it’s an order to arrest, then usually it’s because probable cause has been found and an arrest warrant was issued stating that there’s probable cause that a crime occured and that x person did it. It’s signed by a judge.
Legalbees, please correct me if I’m wrong.
Post # 4
@indibee: Ah! That makes way more sense! Since for every state it’s different my book doesn’t exactly give me the greatest explanations 🙂