what is the differnt between arrested and detained ?
- CiticopLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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
- Anonymous1 decade ago
"Arrested" happens to people who have lawyers.
"Detained" happens to everyone else.