Table 4: Mandatory Arrest Laws by State

Mandatory Arrest Laws by State

 

 

State

Year Passed

Code/Statute

 

 

AZ

1991

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 13-3601(B)

Recommended
Arrest States

CA

1993

Cal. Penal Code 836(c)(1)

KS

2000

Kan. Stat. Ann. 22-2401(c)(2)

MS

1995

Miss. Code Ann. 99-3-7(3)(a)

MO

1989

Mo. Ann. Stat. 455.085(1)

NY

1994

N.Y. Crim. Proc. Law 140.10(4)

OH

1994

Ohio Rev. Code Ann. 2935.032(A)(1)(a)

SC

2002

S.C. Code Ann. 16-25-70(B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mandatory
Arrest States

AK

1996

Alaska Stat. 18.65.530(a)

CO

1994

Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. 18-6-803.6(1)

CT

1987

Conn. Gen. Stat. 46b- 38b(a)

DC

1991

D.C. Code Ann. 16-1031(a)

IA

1990

Iowa Code 236.12(3)

ME

1995

Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 19-A, 4012(6)(D)

NV

1989

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. 171.137(1)

NJ

1991

N.J. Stat. Ann. 2C:25-21(a)

OR

2001

Or. Rev. Stat. 133.055(2)(a)

RI

2000

R.I. Gen. Laws 12-29-3(c)(1)

SD

1998

S.D. Codified Laws 23A-3-2.1

UT

2000

Utah Code Ann. 7-36-2.2(2)(a)

VA

2002

Va. Code Ann. 19.2-81.3(B)

WI

1996

Wis. Stat. Ann. 968.075(2)(a)

 

 

WA

1999

Wash. Rev. Code Ann. 10.31.100(2)

Source: West, 2003. Mandatory arrest states are defined as states where officers have no discretion as to whether to make a warrantless arrest when an intimate partner offense is reported. Recommended arrest states are defined as states where officers are instructed but not required to make a warrantless arrest when an intimate partner offense is reported.