Citizens of the United States are protected from false arrest or imprisonment. While this is the law, police and officials sometimes do not necessarily follow the law at all times. Every day, people are arrested without a valid reason or cause, suffering repercussions as the result. This is a clear violation of their constitutional rights, and officers who engage in such inappropriate policing activity need to be held accountable.
One way to hold officers accountable is to pursue a false arrest claim against the responsible officer. If you do this, it is important to have a civil rights attorney who is qualified in handling these types of cases. Our team helps innocent victims fight their false arrests and pursue compensation for the damages they have suffered. We have handled thousands of cases and offer 24/7 availability, so do not wait to call on us!
False imprisonment is when a person is held for longer than is lawful; for example, a person can only be held for 24 hours before formal charges must be filed. False or unlawful imprisonment can occur even when there is a lawful arrest.
There are multiple standards that must be met for an arrest to be lawful:
If you were being arrested pursuant to a warrant, the warrant must include your name, the name of the court issuing the warrant, and the reason for the arrest. If any of these elements were withheld from you during your arrest or imprisonment, then you may have a case for false arrest.
Even if you are not guilty of anything, the experience of being arrested can affect your reputation and how others perceive you. Additionally, if you spend time in jail, it can lead to emotional distress and potentially even injury.
If you have been falsely arrested due to any of the following, call on us:
Through legal action, you may be able to receive compensation to cover any damages you suffered. More importantly, you will be able to send a message that police brutality and mistreatment are simply not acceptable. At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., we believe that there should be consequences when law enforcement violates the laws and rights of the citizens they are employed to protect.
Our firm happily offers free case evaluations for all potential clients. Call us today!