Several Grounds Give Law Enforcement Authority to Make a Misdemeanor Arrest

By: Wallin & Klarich

Comments from a Wallin & Klarich Criminal Defense Attorney

There are several grounds that give law enforcement authority to arrest for a misdemeanor offense. Both statute and common law give authority to arrest for a misdemeanor committed in the officer’s presence.

Some of the ground for misdemeanor arrests include:

  • crime committed in officer’s presence
  • crime committed within the officer’s jurisdiction
  • fresh pursuit of a misdemeanor suspect

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