“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When a person is arrested, held against their will or taken in custody without probable cause or a legal court order, they may be considered victim of false arrest. This crime could happen by way of a law enforcement officer, a security officer, or a private citizen.
WHEN POLICE COMMIT FALSE ARREST
When a police officer has gone beyond the scope of his or her powers and has abused the office he or she holds by acting without authority to detain, arrest, or hold a person against their will they have committed the crime of false arrest. A prosecutor can charge that officer for false arrest when he or she has clearly operated outside the law in the arrest.
WHEN SECURITY GUARDS COMMIT FALSE ARREST
When a security officer working for a private firm commits this same crime, an appropriate measure would be to file a civil law suit. When damages occurred during as a result of the incident, the victim should consider pursuit of punitive compensation from both the corporate authority and the individual responsible. In these cases, most likely trial could be avoided and some kind of settlement will be presented.
YOUR RIGHT TO PURSUE DAMAGES
No matter who is responsible for false arrest, victims should not hesitate to hire a skilled an experienced Philadelphia false arrest attorney for the benefit of themselves and their family.
When a police officer, security guard, or citizen falsely arrests a you, damages occur such as the shame and embarrassment of public restraint, any physical harm during the arrest, or any harm caused to your reputation. If you or someone you love has experienced any of these damages you will need the right strategy and the full advocacy of a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer to seek justice and pursue appropriate compensation.
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