Westlaw Headnote of the Day – December 22, 2010

December 22, 2010

West's Key 35 Arrest
West's Key 35II On Criminal Charges
West's Key 35k68 Mode of Making Arrest
West's Key 35k68(6) Intrusion or Entry
West's Key 35k68(11) k. Announcement of Purpose.

A peace officer, whether he arrests by virtue of warrant or by virtue of his authority to arrest without warrant on probable cause, can break door of house to effect arrest only after first stating his authority and purpose for demanding admission.
Miller v. United States, 78 S. Ct. 1190 (1958)

Suggested by Robert B. Jacobs; Law Office of Robert B. Jacobs; Pleasanton, CA