Arrestable offense legal definition of arrestable offense
arrestable offence (redirected from arrestable offense)
arrestable offence in English criminal law an offence for which the sentence is fixed by law or for which the sentence is five years' imprisonment. The significance is that any person may arrest anyone committing such an offence or anyone whom he reasonably suspects to be committing such an offence without a warrant. There is a category of serious arrestable offence that includes treason, murder and manslaughter (see HOMICIDE), rape and specified offences such as causing death by reckless driving. There is a general provision that makes an arrestable offence a serious arrestable offence if it involves serious harm to state security, serious injury or death.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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It is now an arrestable offense
in Britain to simply cause harassment, alarm, or distress."
- Arranged funeral and thought state would pay
- Arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and hit and run
- Arrest for crack
- Arrest for duty of striking a fixed object, firefighter
- Arrest for grand theft auto
- Arrest for obstructing justice and resisting arrest
- Arrest for underage consumption of alcohol
- Arrest in civil cases
- Arrest of
- arrest of judgment
- arrest of ship
- Arrest record. Will it show on credit report?
- Arrest Warrant
- Arrest warrant, expiration
- arrestable offence
- arrestable offense
- Arrestandis bonis ne dissipentur
- Arrested for agrravated assault and battery, case was dropped
- Arrested for agrravated assault, not guilty
- Arrested for criminal use of a car
- Arrested for disorderly conduct, rights violated?
- Arrested for DUI, cop does not have tape
- Arrested for felony assault
- Arrested for harassment, was never read Miranda rights
- Arrested for shoplifting and on probation
- Arrested for trespassing on government property
- Arrested for trying to cash stolen check
- Arrested for weapons offense, will this go on record?
- Arrested while on probation for robbery
- arrested, no rights read and no call
- Arser in le main
- arson second degree, parole