Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 272 § 54

Current through Chapter 9 of the 2023 Legislative Session
Section 272:54 - Apprehension for offences mentioned in sec. 53, without warrant; custody

Whoever is found in a public way or other public place, committing any offence or disorder set forth in sections fifty-three and fifty-three A, may be apprehended by a sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable or police officer or by any other person by the order of a magistrate or any of said officers, without a warrant and be kept in custody for not more than twenty-four hours, Sundays and legal holidays excepted, until he can be taken before a court or trial justice having jurisdiction of such offence.

Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 272, § 54