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What is an arrest?

What is an arrest?

When you are arrested you are taken into custody. This means that you are not free to leave the scene. You are usually handcuffed, placed in a police vehicle and transported to jail. Without being arrested, however, you could still be detained or held for questioning for a short time if a police officer or other person believes you may be involved in a crime. 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.