You were arrested because a police officer had reason to believe that you had committed a felony, misdemeanor, or violation. You may not have any idea initially what particular facts they are talking about, or what evidence there is against you. In any event, if you are arrested you should never resist. Resisting an arrest, even a wrongful or erroneous arrest, can lead to additional charges, reduces your chance of receiving low bail, and always looks poor to a jury and judge.

An arrest can be made either with a warrant or without. The police do not need to obtain an arrest warrant if they observe you committing a crime or otherwise have probable cause to believe you have committed a crime.


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