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Old June 26, 2017, 02:17 PM   #3
Gary L. Griffiths
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Join Date: April 7, 2000
Location: AZ, WA
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Is that one state Washington State? Several years ago a lawyer in WA told me that the state did not recognized citizen's arrest.
Err, no!

Department of Licensing
Summary of Citizen Arrest
October 11, 2005
Citizen Arrest in Washington State
Under Washington law, a private person can conduct a citizen’s arrest for a
misdemeanor if the misdemeanor: (1) was committed in the citizen’s presence and (2) constituted a breach of the peace.
State v. Gonzales, 24 Wn. App. 437, 439, 604 P.2d 168 (1979);
Guijosa v. Wal-Mart Stores, 101 Wn. App. 777, 791, 6 P.3d 583 (2000).

A person can also conduct a citizen’s arrest for felonies.
See State v. Malone, 106 Wn.2d 607, 724 P.2d 364 at FN1 (1986)
citing State v. Miller, 103 Wn.2d 792, 698 P.2d 554 (1985) and
State v. Gonzales, 24 Wn. App. 437, 604 P.2d 168 (1979).
The state of North Carolina does not recognize a "citizen's arrest" but does statutorily recognize a citizen's "detention," which amounts to the same thing.
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