Section 12-15-125

Taking into custody of children generally.

(a) A child or minor may be taken into custody for any of the following reasons:

(1) Pursuant to an order of the juvenile court.

(2) By a law enforcement officer having reasonable grounds to believe that the child or minor has run away from a juvenile detention, residential, shelter, or other care facility.

(3) By a law enforcement officer having reasonable grounds to believe that the child or minor is suffering from an illness or injury or is in immediate danger from the surroundings of the child or minor and that the immediate removal of the child or minor from those surroundings is necessary for the protection of the health and safety of the child or minor.

(b) In addition to the grounds listed in subsection (a), a child may also be taken into custody for any of the following reasons:

(1) By a law enforcement officer for an alleged delinquent act pursuant to the laws of arrest;

(2) By a law enforcement officer who has reasonable grounds to believe that the child has run away from his or her parents, legal guardian, or other legal custodian;

(3) By a law enforcement officer who has reasonable grounds to believe that the child has no parent, legal guardian, legal custodian, or other suitable person willing and able to provide supervision and care for the child; or

(4) By a juvenile probation officer pursuant to Section 12-15-107.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §5-119; §12-15-56; amended and renumbered by Act 2008-277, p. 441, §7.)