On behalf of an American law professor, I am seeking commentary and case 
law, to the extent it exists, discussing a particular aspect of French 
criminal procedure.  In France, the authorities can detain a criminal 
suspect or accused based on "disruption of the public order."  The 
provision, according to Legifrance, is the following:
*ARTICLE 144*/(Act no. 2005-1549 of 12 December 2005 Article 33 Official 
Journal of 13 December 2005) /provides in full:       Pre-trial 
detention may only be ordered or extended if it is the only way:

        1 to preserve material evidence or clues or to prevent either 
witnesses or victims or their families being pressurised or fraudulent 
conspiracy between persons under judicial examination and their accomplices;

        2 to protect the person under judicial examination, to 
guarantee that he remains at the disposal of the law, to put an end to 
the offence or to prevent its renewal;

        3 to*put an end to an exceptional and persistent disruption of 
public order caused by the seriousness of the offence, the circumstances 
in which it was committed, or the gravity of the harm that it has caused*.

We do not have access to Jurisclasseur on Lexis.  Could you please 
recommend any book or electronic sources on this provision?  The 
researcher is fluent in French, so any materials in French would be great.

Thank you very much for your help!
Tim Kelly, Reference Librarian
Willamette College of Law Library
Salem OR 97301
503 370 6386
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