(a) A peace officer may arrest a person when the officer has a warrant commanding
that the person be arrested or the officer has reasonable grounds for believing that
a warrant for the person's arrest has been issued in this state or in another jurisdiction.
(b) A peace officer may arrest a person without a warrant when:
(i) Any criminal offense is being committed in the officer's presence by the person
to be arrested;
(ii) The officer has probable cause to believe that a felony has been committed and
that the person to be arrested has committed it; or
(iii) The officer has probable cause to believe that a misdemeanor has been committed,
that the person to be arrested has committed it and that the person, unless immediately
(A) Will not be apprehended;
(B) May cause injury to himself or others or damage to property; or
(C) May destroy or conceal evidence of the commission of the misdemeanor.
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