arrestable

adjective ar·rest·able \ ə-ˈre-stə-bəl also a- \

Definition of arrestable

of a criminal offense
: identified by statute as an offense for which arrest is authorized; broadly : of a sufficiently serious nature or committed in such circumstances that arrest is authorized
  • Berzon noted that under Washington law, the officers had no authority to take Brooks into custody: Failure to sign a traffic infraction is not an arrestable offense, and it’s not illegal to resist an unlawful arrest.
  • —Mike CarterSeattle Times2 Oct. 2010

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