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What Constitutes False Arrest in Washington DC?

Also known as false imprisonment or wrongful arrest, false arrest occurs when someone unlawfully holds you in custody against your will. While any individual can be accused of false arrest, this is a problem that commonly occurs with law enforcement officials who are acting beyond the scope of their power. While false arrest is a crime, it is also considered to be a civil harm that victims can pursue compensation for.

The following facts can establish that you have a civil case for false arrest:

  • The defendant had the intention of confining the plaintiff
  • The plaintiff was aware that he or she was being confined
  • The plaintiff did not give consent to the confinement
  • The confinement was not otherwise privileged

Contact us today to discuss what happened to you or your loved one!

Your Rights Under the 4th & 14th Amendment

The Fourth Amendment in the Constitution guarantees a protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. This applies not only to your private residence and personal belongings, but your person as well. In addition, the Fourteenth Amendment protects citizens from having their liberty deprived without due process.

Tell us about your situation during a free case evaluation with our Washington DC civil rights lawyers!

Fighting Tirelessly to Ensure You Can Obtain Justice

If you have had your freedom restricted by a police officer, store owner, or some other individual without giving consent and without a legal basis, you may be able to take legal action and recover damages, from physical injury that was incurred to a damaged reputation. Our lawyers at Zukerberg & Halperin, PLLC are prepared to fight tirelessly for clients who have had their
civil rights violated and ensure that they are able to receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

If you are in the Washington DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia area, call our civil rights firm today at (202) 232-6400!

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Z&H senior partners have the distinguished honor of receiving numerous awards and accolades. Should you retain the firm, you’ll have a highly-rated attorney handling your case; Jonathan or Paul will personally represent you in court.

Client Reviews

Serious injury cases are stressful, trying, and at times, downright scary. Reviews from past clients speak volumes about how we treat our clients – our understanding, compassion, and full-transparency are critical during these tough times.

Millions Won

Walk into the courtroom with confidence… we’ve recovered millions of dollars fighting on behalf of our clients, including a record-breaking verdict. With 50+ years of experience and proven results, you’ll be in good hands with our top injury attorneys.


How We're Different

Personal Attention… A senior partner at the firm will personally handle your case… if retained, we’ll never hand your case off to junior attorney like some other firms ofter do.

Clients First… We always put our clients first. If retained, you’ll receive your attrorney’s direct cell phone number. You’ll never feel like you’re being left in the dark when it comes to your case. We’re always here to help when needed.

Every Case Matters… Unlike other firms, our personal injury attorneys accept only a handful of cases at a time. This allows us to make sure you get the attention you deserve… with us, you’re not just another case number.

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