Legal-Ease: Citizen’s arrests lawful with conditions

Citizen’s arrests can happen lawfully, but only in certain situations. Citizen’s arrests usually only arise in a few different situations. Many people accused of kidnapping claim citizen’s arrest to defend themselves against the allegation. Sometimes employees detain people for theft of items at a store where they’re working. And finally, in some real estate disputes, people will attempt to detain others for unlawful presence on property.