Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2013 Legislative Session

Statute Number:22-2401
Article Title:ARREST
Tax Type:All
Brief Description:Arrest by law enforcement officer.


22-2401. Arrest by law enforcement officer. A law enforcement officer may arrest a person under any of the following circumstances:
(a) The officer has a warrant commanding that the person be arrested.
(b) The officer has probable cause to believe that a warrant for the person's arrest has been issued in this state or in another jurisdiction for a felony committed therein.
(c) The officer has probable cause to believe that the person is committing or has committed:
(1) A felony; or
(2) a misdemeanor, and the law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that:
(A) The person will not be apprehended or evidence of the crime will be irretrievably lost unless the person is immediately arrested;
(B) the person may cause injury to self or others or damage to property unless immediately arrested; or
(C) the person has intentionally inflicted bodily harm to another person.
(d) Any crime, except a traffic infraction or a cigarette or tobacco infraction, has been or is being committed by the person in the officer's view.
History: L. 1970, ch. 129, 22-2401; L. 1984, ch. 127, 2; L.1984, ch. 39, 37;L. 1996, ch. 214, 29; July 1.

Date Composed: 04/04/2011 Date Modified: 04/04/2011