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Victim of False Arrest? We Hold Police Officers Accountable for Their Actions

Fighting for Victims of False Arrest in Florida

Do You Need a Fort Lauderdale False Arrest Lawyer?

Citizens of the United States are protected from false arrest or imprisonment. While this is the law, police and officials sometimes do not necessarily always follow the law. 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 hesitate to contact us!

What Constitutes a False Arrest?

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 imprisonment can occur even when there is a lawful arrest.

There are standards that must be met for an arrest to be lawful:

  • You must have been informed what you were arrested for.
  • If the arrest is made possible by a warrant, you must be informed of the warrant.
  • If you ask to see the warrant, the officer must comply.
  • You must have been made aware that you were being arrested during the arrest.

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.

Seek Justice for Your Mistreatment

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., our Fort Lauderdale civil rights attorney team believes 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!

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