what is the differnt between arrested and detained ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Detained has a burden of proof of "Reasonable Suspicion."

    Arrested has a burden of proof of "Probable Cause."

    Arrest = Full search

    Detained = Pat Down for weapons

    Arrested persons can be held for 24 hours

    Detained persons can be held for up to 30 minutes.

    Source(s): 9+ years Law Enforcement
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "Arrested" happens to people who have lawyers.

    "Detained" happens to everyone else.

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