In general, the public has less authority than the police. However, police authority can only go so far. They have certain boundaries and restrictions they must work within. In the instance that they make an arrest beyond the scope of their powers, they have made a false arrest and can get in trouble for it.
For example, a police officer makes an arrest based on another person’s statement. The court granted the police a warrant for this arrest. Later, it is revealed that the person lied. The person who was arrested is freed, and no false arrest was made.
However, if a person insults an officer and the officer takes it personally, arresting this individual would be false and wrong. This civilian did not commit a crime and they could take the police officer to court over the matter.
In regards to all persons who are arrested, bail bonds are available to get you or a loved one out of jail so that you can return home, go back to work, and better prepare yourself for court.
To learn more about bail and bail bonds, please contact Contra Costa Statewide Bail Bonds online or at 925-228-5858. Consultation with one of our helpful bail agents is FREE. Don’t hesitate to ask any bail-related questions you may have. Ask about our no down payment bail bonds and discounts we offer as well. They will be more than glad to assist you. Feel free to call us anytime, we’re open 24/7 (including holidays).