Let us, first of all, try to understand what arrest is:
The arrest is the temporary detention of a person by a lawful authority especially the police but can be any other authority that is set up by federal laws to curb the natural rights that such a person has with respect to his freedom of movement and expression.
Why would the police want to limit someone with?
The police are empowered by the Federal laws to curb the people’s right and freedom when they are known to have committed or been a part of the crimes that are alleged against them. It is not completely necessary the felony must be proved beyond reasonable doubt by the police, but if they have a suspicion that the person may have been involved in the crime, they have a reasonable reason to do so.
Can the police arrest a person on mere suspicion?
This is a very good question and a lot of the people have this on their minds. One thing to understand here is that not everyone who is arrested is a criminal or a felon. A lot of people get arrested also for the crimes that they have not done or merely suspected to have done but not really have done.
We also take in the factor of police mistakes where they confuse the identities of the perpetrators and end up arresting the wrong person. Also, sometimes the person may be arrested without any due reason because the police suspect that the links that he has may pressure him to give in to a crime or that if left free, he would embroil himself into one. There can be hundreds of reasons but there is one thing that everyone MI must remember that mere arrest does not prove anything.
It is possible that the person so arrested is innocent but only that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time and that has made all the difference. The arrested person can refuse to answer and request firmly for an attorney. Only after investigation when the crime is proved beyond any doubts the stigma of the arrest begins, not before that.