45.0201 Taking children into custody.
(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.