What To Know About Citizen's Arrests

Almost everyone has heard of citizen's arrests, but do they still exist? In fact, private citizens still have the right to make an arrest, but there are limited conditions under which it can happen. Citizen's arrests may not have to follow as many rules that constitutionally protect other citizens against unfair treatment by law enforcement, but the conditions of a citizen's arrest are far more narrow in scope. If you end up being detained by another person against your will, that person could be held liable in civil court for wrongdoing.