If a person breaks a restraining order and is arrested and booked under a married name but then released on bail under a maiden name, is this legal?

Asked on August 13, 2013 under Criminal Law, Colorado

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written about there is nothing illegal per se to arrest a person under her married name and release the same person on bail under her maiden name. The concern is that such a practice could be deemed a bit on the sloppy side.


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