False Arrests

Under the laws of the State of New York, a Police Officer must have probable cause to arrest and detain an individual. If there is a lack of probable cause, the arrest and detention may very well be unlawful. False arrest is a grave violation of an individual's rights, and those who have been subjected to such injustices deserve justice and compensation for the harm they have endured. In New York, our team of experienced false arrest attorneys is here to help you understand your legal rights and explore the potential compensation to which you may be entitled.

The Gravity of False Arrest:

False arrest occurs when someone is unlawfully detained by law enforcement officers without probable cause. This wrongful arrest infringes on an individual's fundamental rights and can have far-reaching consequences, affecting their personal and professional life, reputation, and mental well-being.

False arrests can take various forms, including wrongful imprisonment, malicious prosecution, negligent policing, police brutality, racial profiling, excessive force, and civil rights violations. These egregious acts not only violate an individual's rights but also erode the trust and confidence in law enforcement and the justice system.

Understanding Probable Cause:

Probable cause is a crucial legal standard that police officers must meet before making an arrest. It refers to the reasonable belief, based on factual evidence and circumstances, that a crime has been committed or is about to be committed by the person being arrested. Without probable cause, an arrest is unlawful.

Common Forms of False Arrest:

  1. Wrongful Arrest: This occurs when a person is arrested without sufficient evidence or probable cause to support the arrest. In such cases, the individual is a victim of an unjust arrest.

  2. Wrongful Imprisonment: Wrongful imprisonment goes hand-in-hand with wrongful arrest. It entails the unlawful confinement or detention of an individual against their will, often following an unjust arrest.

  3. Malicious Prosecution: Malicious prosecution involves the initiation of criminal proceedings against an individual with malice and without probable cause. It can lead to severe legal consequences and damage to one's reputation.

  4. Negligent Policing: Negligent policing refers to the failure of law enforcement officers to exercise reasonable care and diligence in their duties. This can result in wrongful arrests and other injustices.

  5. Police Brutality: Police brutality involves the use of excessive force or violence by law enforcement officers during an arrest or detention. This can result in physical and emotional harm to the victim.

  6. Racial Profiling: Racial profiling is the practice of targeting individuals based on their race or ethnicity rather than on evidence of criminal activity. It is a form of discrimination that often leads to false arrests.

  7. Excessive Force: Excessive force is the unjustified use of force by law enforcement officers, leading to unnecessary harm or injury to the arrestee.

  8. Civil Rights Violations: False arrests and related misconduct can also infringe upon an individual's civil rights, such as the right to due process and equal protection under the law.

Your Rights and Legal Recourse:

If you believe you have been a victim of false arrest or related misconduct, it is crucial to understand your rights and potential legal recourse. Consulting with an experienced false arrest attorney is the first step towards seeking justice and compensation.

In New York, our law firm has a successful track record of handling numerous false arrest cases. We are committed to helping individuals who have suffered from unjust arrests and related injustices. Our team of dedicated attorneys can assess the circumstances of your case, gather evidence, and pursue legal action on your behalf.

Compensation for False Arrest:

Victims of false arrest may be entitled to compensation for the damages they have suffered. These damages can include:

  1. Economic Damages: This may cover financial losses such as legal fees, lost wages, and medical expenses incurred as a result of the false arrest.

  2. Non-Economic Damages: Non-economic damages may include compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and damage to reputation.

  3. Punitive Damages: In cases of particularly egregious misconduct, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter future misconduct.

Seeking Justice and Accountability:

Bringing a false arrest case to light not only seeks justice for the victim but also holds law enforcement accountable for their actions. It sends a powerful message that unjust arrests and violations of civil rights will not be tolerated in our society.

Our team of experienced false arrest attorneys is here to help you navigate the legal complexities, gather evidence, and build a strong case against those responsible for your false arrest. We are committed to helping you seek justice and obtain the compensation you deserve.

False arrest is a grave violation of an individual's rights, resulting in significant harm and injustice. If you believe you have been the victim of a false arrest, it is essential to consult with experienced attorneys who can help you understand your legal rights and explore the potential compensation to which you may be entitled.

In New York, our law firm has a proven track record of successfully handling false arrest cases. We are dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of victims and holding those responsible accountable for their actions. Remember that you have the right to seek justice and compensation for the harm you have endured due to a false arrest.

Please call us now at 1-800-THE-BRONX (1-800-843-2766) or email us at for a free consultation.

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False Arrests

Under the laws of the State of New York, a Police Officer must have probable cause to arrest and detain an individual. If there is a lack of probable cause, the arrest and detention may very well be unlawful.

If you have been the victim of the following, you should speak to one of our false arrest attorneys about your legal rights and the possible compensation that you may be entitled to:

Our office has successfully handled dozens of New York False Arrest cases.

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Those in positions of authority, such as police officers, are required to protect and defend citizens against potential harm, including arresting and prosecuting criminals and dangerous individuals. But sometimes a law enforcement officer can take it upon his or herself either individually or in a group to punish or subjugate an individual by using excessive force. This type of treatment is called police brutality.

Police brutality may include:

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