Have you ever been detained by any law enforcement officer on n-400 citizenship application ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

i just need to know what is detained mean in this from ? is it about when the arrest you or when they take you to police station?
or is it just simply when they stop you ? i only confused about detained word in this question .....

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . If you are not free to leave, you are detained.

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  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . It's anytime when you have been deprived of freedom of movement, I.e. told you cannot leave, had your fingerprints taken or saw the inside of a police station..

    Note that "detained" is not when the police simply stop you or pull you over when you were speeding.

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  3. Marcia Irene Dore

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    Answered . Detained would be stopped and questioned and not free to leave. Arrested is a legal term meaning taken into custody, fingerprinted and charged with a crime. Hire an attorney if you don't know.

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