Colorado Revised Statutes Title 16. Criminal Proceedings § 16-3-105. Release by arresting authority
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(1) When a person has been arrested without a warrant, he may be released by the arresting authority on its own authority if:
(a) The arresting officer or a responsible command officer of the arresting authority is satisfied that there are no adequate grounds for criminal complaint against the person arrested; or
(b) The offense for which the person was arrested and is being held is a misdemeanor or petty offense and the arresting officer or a responsible command officer of the arresting authority is satisfied that the person arrested will obey a summons commanding his appearance at a later date.
(1.5) No person arrested for any crime or offense, the underlying factual basis of which includes an act of domestic violence as defined in section 18-6-800.3(1), C.R.S., shall be released at the scene of the alleged crime pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.
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