Wrongful Imprisonment

The police force is not above the law, the same laws that are imposed on us for our own protection. The police cannot legally arrest or detain you because they want to. In addition it is illegal for any law enforcement, security guard, store manager or anyone to detain a person based on:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religion
  • Dress Code

The term wrongful arrest can be also referred to as false arrest or unlawful arrest. It is the restraint of a person’s movement or liberty without proper legal authority.  Under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution we are protected from Wrongful Imprisonment & Wrongful Arrest.

By law any law enforcement officer must have a warrant and or probable cause in order to arrest you.  Even if a law enforcement officer provides false information in an effort to obtain a warrant, it is still considered a wrongful arrest, because the warrant contained false information.

In addition to this any security guard must also have probable cause to detain you on suspicion of a crime, and even still they may not detain you for an unreasonable amount of time.

If you believe that you or someone you know was the victim of a wrongful arrest you must act very quickly. The law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim and pursue your case. At the Laufer Law Group we have dealt with a plethora of wrongful arrest cases. Don’t wait ask about a free consultation.

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