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S.184

Introduced by   Senator Campbell of Windsor District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

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).



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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