Introduced by Senator Campbell of Windsor District
Subject: Vermont Rules of Criminal Procedure; arrest without a warrant; violation of sex offender registration requirements
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to permit law enforcement to arrest without a warrant a person who is suspected of violating the sex offender registration requirements.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE ARREST OF A PERSON FOR A VIOLATION OF SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. Rule 3 of the Vermont Rules of Criminal Procedure is amended to read:
Rule 3. Arrest Without A Warrant; Citation to Appear
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(c) Nonwitnessed Misdemeanor Offenses. If an officer has probable cause to believe a person has committed or is committing a misdemeanor outside the presence of the officer, the officer may issue a citation to appear before a judicial officer in lieu of arrest. The officer may arrest the person without a warrant if the officer has probable cause to believe:
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(17) The person is a sex offender who has failed to comply with the provisions of subchapter 3 of chapter 167 of Title 13 (sex offender registration and notification).
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