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Arrest

Information about police powers when it comes to arrest.

Arrest is one method of bringing a person before a court to respond to a criminal charge.
A person should only be arrested if a police officer has reasonable belief that it is necessary and that it would not be possible to bring person before a court by issuing a charge and summons.

This LawHub topic is mainly concerned with law of arrest in Victoria under Crimes Act 1958. Any reference to Commonwealth law is specifically mentioned.

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