What does it mean to be arrested?
When you are arrested, you are taken into custody which means that you are not free to leave the scene. A police officer may, however, detain you for a short time, without arresting you if he reasonably believes you were involved in a crime. For example, an officer may detain you if you are carrying a large box near a recent burglary site. Storekeepers may also detain you for a reasonable period if they suspect you have stolen something.
Whether you are arrested or detained, you do not have to answer any questions except to give your name and address and show some identification if requested.
Attorney Stephen G. Cline has been a practicing San Diego criminal defense attorney for 20 years. His reputation and experience will be the key to the aggressive defense of your San Diego arrest. Call today at (619) 235-5638 to review your specific case!
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