Under arrest

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Barb20, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Barb20

    Barb20 Member

    Can anyone tell me the difference between open arrest and close arrest awaiting trial. Many thanks.
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Close arrest places a serviceman within the confines of a cell, while an open arrest merely requires that a serviceman be confined within the military camp.

    Or so I believe

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  3. Drayton

    Drayton Senior Member

    That is essentially correct. The distinction parallels that between remand in custody and remand on bail in the case of someone awaiting trial in a civilian court. Close arrest minimises the possibility of the accused absconding; it also minimises the possibility of the accused attempting to "persuade" witnesses to change their evidence.
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  4. Barb20

    Barb20 Member

    Thank you TD.
    In this case it was because the man went AWOL

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