material-witness arrest – arrest and detention of a witness to a crime for the purpose of inducing the witness to provide material evidence to investigators or prosecutors

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material-witness arrest:
(1968)

1. An arrest and detention of a witness to a crime for the purpose of inducing the witness to provide material evidence to investigators or prosecutors.  *  This type of arrest requires a warrant based on probable cause. [1]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

 

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