Can I be handcuffed by police if I am not placed under arrest?

In most circumstances where handcuffs are used, the police will place the person under arrest..  However,  there are some occasions, where legislation allows for force to be used if necessary, where a subject is not under arrest. In the majority of cases that handcuffs are applied, the subject will be arrested and detained.

These are VERY fact specific cases.  If you feel you have been arrested, or detained, you should seek legal counsel to fully understand your rights.

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