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Q: Can you explain a citizen's arrest, and can you be charged with resisting a citizen's arrest?
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Tsion Abate Chudnovsky answered on Jul 28, 2020

WHAT IS A CITIZEN'S ARREST?

Private individuals have the authority to make a "citizen's arrest" to detain someone they reasonably suspect of committing a felony crime. The crime does not need to occur in their presence as long as a felony was actually committed by the...
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Q: If you took a line and had poor judgement but it was date rape drug and you were in and out of consciousness cops did

Cops did not make a report it was a sheriff dressed in green uniform and my story was told in lobby not confidential with by standers nearby why would this happen ? Rape I believe was recorded also.

Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
Tsion Abate Chudnovsky answered on Jul 28, 2020

Most California criminal statutes require that the accused had criminal specific intent when committing a crime. If you were involuntarily intoxicated due to a date rape drug, then that is a valid defense against almost every type of criminal charge.

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