§ 14-1-25. Arrest of juveniles without warrant.
Any officer authorized to make an arrest for any criminal offense may take into custody without a warrant any child believed to be delinquent or wayward within that officer's jurisdiction, but in no case shall a child be detained in custody longer than twenty-four (24) hours without being referred to the family court for consideration.
(P.L. 1944, ch. 1441, § 22; G.L. 1956, § 14-1-25; impl. am. P.L. 1961, ch. 73, § 14.)