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Can the police toss me in jail legally if iv'e done nothing wrong?
I was with a friend, when we got pulled over, they arrest my friend and told me to call someone for a ride because I had been drinking. While I waited for my ride I ask why the cops were still hanging around I was told because I was intoxicated. I ask how intoxicated they thought I was and the cop spun me around hand cuffed me toss me in the back of the cop car just as my ride was arriving.
They told me I wasn’t under arrest as I sat handcuffed in the back seat of the cop car.
My ride ask I be released and she would take me home the police told her I was being belligerent and would not release me. They took me to drunk tank and held me for 7 hours. No one would tell me why I was there other then I was belligerent. I didn’t know I could be detained tossed in jail for being belligerent ( which is also not the case). Is that legal? Can they just toss me in a cell for being so called belligerent? I wasn’t doing anything wrong I simply asked a question. What rights do I have? I feel like this is wrong. My sober ride was there to pick me up. But instead of going home I spent the night in Jail? I have not been charged with anything, cited or given a court date, nothing they just released me and sent me on my way. Can they do that?