45.0201 Taking children into custody.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 45.0201]

(a) A child may be taken into temporary custody by a law enforcement officer without order of the Court:

(1) when there are reasonable grounds to believe that he has committed an act which would be a felony or misdemeanor if committed by an adult, except that traffic violations shall be handled as otherwise provided by law;

(2) when he is abandoned, lost, or seriously endangered in his surroundings or seriously endangers others and immediate removal appears to be necessary for his protection or the protection of others; or

(3) when there are reasonable grounds to believe that he has run away from his parents, guardian or legal custodian.

(b) A juvenile officer may take a child into temporary custody:

(1) under any of the circumstances stated in subsection (a); or

(2) if he has violated the conditions of probation and he is under the continuing jurisdiction of the Court.

(c) The taking of a child into temporary custody under this section is not an arrest nor does it constitute a police record.

History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1.

Research Guide: CRS 19-2-101, 21 ASC 2905.