Browse:  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
     
Enter a Legal Term

Search the Definitions

protective custody

n. the act of law enforcement officials in placing a person in a government facility or foster home in order to protect him/her from a dangerous person or situation. Most commonly a child who has been neglected or battered or is in danger from a violent person is taken in as a temporary ward of the state and held in probation facilities or placed in a foster home until a court can decide the future placement of the child. Protective custody is sometimes used to help women threatened by a husband, boyfriend or a stalker, and also for witnesses who have been threatened with physical harm or death if they testify.


From the Law.com Newswire



The People's Law Dictionary by Gerald and Kathleen Hill Publisher Fine Communications

FEATURED FIRMS

Flager & Associates
1210 Northbrook Dr
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
215-953-5200
flagerlaw.com
O'Malley & Langan PC
201 Franklin Ave
Scranton, PA 18503
570-344-2667
omalleylangan.com
Metzger Wickersham
2321 Paxton Church Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-238-8187
mwke.com
Smith Law Office
5003 Horizons Dr #200
Columbus, OH 43220
614-846-1700
sestriallaw.com

Presented By Big Voodoo