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12-4212. Arrest by law enforcement officer; when authorized. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a law enforcement officer may arrest a person under any of the following circumstances:

(1) The officer has a warrant commanding that the person be arrested.

(2) A warrant for the person's arrest has been issued by a municipal court in this state.

(3) The officer has probable cause to believe that the person is committing or has committed a violation of an ordinance and that the person has intentionally inflicted bodily harm to another person.

(4) The law enforcement officer detained the person pursuant to subsection (c) or (d) of K.S.A. 12-4211, and amendments thereto, and:

(A) The person refuses to give a written promise to appear in court when served with a notice to appear;

(B) the person is unable to provide identification of self by presenting a valid driver's license or other identification giving equivalent information to the law enforcement officer;

(C) the person is not a resident of the state of Kansas; or

(D) the law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that the person may cause injury to self or others or may damage property unless immediately arrested.

(b) A law enforcement officer may not arrest a person who is charged only with committing an ordinance traffic infraction or an ordinance cigarette or tobacco infraction unless the person charged has received service of a notice to appear and has failed to appear for the infraction.

History: L. 1973, ch. 61, § 12-4212; L. 1984, ch. 127, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 39, § 29; L. 1985, ch. 78, § 3; L. 1996, ch. 214, § 20; July 1.


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