False Arrest Attorneys
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!