Arrest

Filed Under: Criminal Law

An arrest consists of words of arrest accompanied either by the touching of the person with a view to detention or by the person submitting to the arrest. The word “arrest” need not be used, provided the accused can be reasonably supposed to have understood that they are under arrest. Arrest powers are given in the Criminal Code to everyone, including private citizens, and additional arrest powers are given to property owners and peace officers.

The act of restraining, seizing, or physically detaining a person by legal authority.

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