Arrest and Detention in Pennsylvania
This fact sheet answers questions like:
- When and how can I be taken into police custody?
- Will I be photographed and fingerprinted?
- Will the police take a DNA sample from me?
- How long can I be kept at a police station after an arrest?
- If I am detained until my court date, where can I be placed?
- Can I be placed in secure detention before I have a detention hearing?
- What is decided at the detention hearing?