Arrests: Your Rights and the Law

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Getting arrested for a crime is a very serious matter. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects us from "unreasonable" arrests, but what that means exactly depends on understanding and applying many rules developed by Congress and state legislators, as interpreted by federal and state courts.

Learn about the procedures that police must follow in order to make a legal arrest, and what happens to your case if the arrest is not legal.

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