Who Can Make an Arrest?

Getting arrested by law enforcement officials can be a very frightening experience. If you have been arrested, it is important that you understand the local laws and your rights as a citizen. An experienced attorney can help you learn more about your legal rights and defense options.

If you have been charged with a crime, call the Champaign-Urbana criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000 as soon as possible. Our skilled legal team is ready to discuss the facts of your case with you. You deserve to have your rights defended and your interests represented fairly and competently.

Officers Who Can Make Arrests

If you have been arrested, you may wonder which types of officers can legally make arrests. In fact, all law enforcement officers can arrest if they have probable cause, whether they are on or off duty at the time of arrest. Parole or probation officers can also make arrests; they only need to have probable cause to arrest the individual.

Probable cause is the grounds on which the officer makes the arrest or conducts a search of property or individuals. An experienced defense attorney can assess the facts of your case to determine if the arresting officer had probable cause. If the officer did not have probable cause, it may be possible to have your charges reduced or dropped.

Contact Us

To learn more about the legal issues surrounding your case and your defense options, call the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000 today. Our experienced attorneys are ready to provide the dedicated legal defense you deserve.