5.00.030     ARREST WITHOUT WARRANT       (RCW 10.31.100)

 

Felony Arrests

 

Officers, having probable cause to believe that a person has committed or is committing a felony, have authority to arrest the person.

 

Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor Arrests

 

Officers may only arrest a person without a warrant for the commission of a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor when the offense is committed in the officer’s presence.  However,

Officers having probable cause to believe that a person has committed or is committing any of the following misdemeanors or gross misdemeanors may arrest a subject even if the officer was not present:

 

RCW 10.31.100 Exceptions

 

Criminal

Assault

Threats of Harm to Persons/Property

Harassment

Indecent Exposure

Trespassing

Malicious Mischief

Theft

Dangerous Weapon at School

Interference with Health Care

Possession of Marijuana

Minor In Possession of Alcohol

DV Orders (including Anti-Harassment)

 

Traffic

Hit & Run

Reckless Driving

Negligent Driving

DUI

Physical Control

DWLS

NOI for Traffic Accident

Operating Boat recklessly, intoxicated