Must LA Police fasten your seat belt?

Asked 8 months ago - Los Angeles, CA

I was arrested for a misdemeanor and put in the back seat of a patrol car. I was very cooperative but the police did not fasten my seat belt and this might have been caught on video nearby (non-police). Must the police fasten your seat belt if you are arrested and put in the back of a patrol car? Is it legal to not wear a seat belt in CA if you are over a certain age? Thank You.

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  1. Malosack Berjis

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    Answered . If you are put in the backseat of a moving police car, and your hands are restrained behind you, then they must fasten your seat belt.

    Ms. Berjis is licensed to practice law in the State of California. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and... more
  2. Kelvin P. Green

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    Answered . They should but if you think that is going to some how void the arrest or reduce the charges you are mistaken.

    This is for general information only. Nothing in this information should be construed as creating an attorney-... more
  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . They should. If you sustained injuries in an accident, have a local personal injury lawyer investigate. Avvo has a terrific "find a lawyer" tool to locate a top-rated Avvo attorney with a LOW contingency fee. Good luck.

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