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can you tell me the difference between detention and arrest?

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LUPITA said:
can you tell me the difference between detention and arrest?

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lupita

When an individual is "arrested", he/she is legally detained for a period of time. This may extend to and through a trial, and longer, if there is a conviction. The detention part may be only temporary, however, if charges are not filed or if bail is posted. "Detention" might also occur in the absence of a true "arrest". A person can be detained as a material witness in a criminal case, for example.
 

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MikeNewYork said:
LUPITA said:
can you tell me the difference between detention and arrest?

thanks in advance

lupita

When an individual is "arrested", he/she is legally detained for a period of time. This may extend to and through a trial, and longer, if there is a conviction. The dention part may be only temporary, however, if charges are not filed or if bail is posted. "Detention" might also occur in the absence of a true "arrest". A person can be detained as a material witness in a criminal case, for example.

thanks mike,

but when you say "llegally detained" you means with a warrant and in the case of detention it is not necessary, you can go with a criminal to the police station in order to get some information about his/her name or nationality, so that could be called a detention???

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Detaines can have a wider meaning- people can be detained under various non-criminal circumstances. for example, some asylum seekers are held in places while their application is checked. They haven't been arrested and aren't charged, but are not at liberty. ;-)
 

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thanks mike,

but when you say "llegally detained" you means with a warrant and in the case of detention it is not necessary, you can go with a criminal to the police station in order to get some information about his/her name or nationality, so that could be called a detention???

thanks again

I'm not sure what you are asking here. One could call anything that involves an authority keeping a person in custody "detention".
 

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tdol said:
Detaines can have a wider meaning- people can be detained under various non-criminal circumstances. for example, some asylum seekers are held in places while their application is checked. They haven't been arrested and aren't charged, but are not at liberty. ;-)

A very good example! :up:
 

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A common enough one nowadays.
 

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I agree completely.
 
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