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By Richard Blok, Idaho Criminal Defense Attorney

How Arrests Happen

There are only three situations that could give the police the legal authority to arrest you. First, seeing you committing a crime. Second, having probable cause to believe you committed a felony. Third, a neutral magistrate (judge) issuing a warrant based on probable cause. If the police arrest you for some other reason, there is a good chance a qualified criminal defense attorney can have any evidence collect by a search incident to arrest thrown out.

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