Protective Custody Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Protective Custody, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Protective Custody?

n.It is an arrangement of providing accomodation to a person by legal authorities other then his home when he is under any kind of threat from another person. Protective custody can be provided to a person who has witnessed a serious crime and is being threatened by the accused or his associates of any kind of physical violence for providing evidence.Protective custody is also provided to women threatened by their husbands, boyfriends or any other person and to children who are abused physically or mentally or are under any kind of threat from any person.