2013 Code of Alabama
Title 15 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
Chapter 10 - ARRESTS.
Section 15-10-4 - Arrest without warrant - Duty of arresting officer; authority of officer to break and enter dwelling house.


AL Code § 15-10-4 (2013) What's This?
Section 15-10-4Arrest without warrant - Duty of arresting officer; authority of officer to break and enter dwelling house.

When arresting a person without a warrant, the officer must inform of his authority and the cause of arrest, except when the person is arrested in the actual commission of a public offense or on pursuit. In making a warrantless arrest, an officer has authority to break open an outer or inner door or window of a dwelling house if, after notice of his office and purpose, he is refused admittance.

(Code 1852, §446; Code 1867, §3995; Code 1876, §4665; Code 1886, §4263; Code 1896, §5212; Code 1907, §6270; Code 1923, §3264; Code 1940, T. 15, §155.)

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Alabama may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.