New York Illegal Arrest Attorney

The victims of illegal detention may have been detained without probable cause, or by the intentional or deliberate act of the false accusation of the other. At the law office of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we will try our best to help recover monetary damages for the mental anguish and injuries caused by such a humiliating experience. We can even visit you at your home, hospital or work. If you do not have a doctor to treat you for your injury, then we can find doctors who can treat you without paying you until the case is over, and we can keep insurance adjusters from calling you.

How do I know if I have been falsely arrested?

In order to arrest you, a police officer must have probable cause, which is the reasonable belief, based on facts that are clear and admissible in court, that someone has committed a crime. A police officer can not stop a person based on a first impression, or because they think you look suspicious. Even if someone claims that you stole from them, the police must have enough concrete and verifiable data that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the accusation is true. A false arrest can also occur in a store or supermarket where they were detained for a period of time.

Why is the probable cause important?

The probable cause is the only basis on which a police officer can deprive him of his freedom. As stated in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, a police officer can not seek or take advantage of your property without a reasonable belief based on the fact that he has committed a crime. If they do, they may have violated their civil rights.

The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have the experience to protect our clients from the overreaching arms of the law, and will do everything possible to obtain compensation for the extreme emotional suffering that often follows an arrest. Other damages you can collect include lost wages if you were forced to miss work, and reimbursement of medical expenses incurred as a result of your arrest.

Claims for illegal arrest

If you or someone you know was arrested on false charges and without probable cause, your civil rights have been violated. At the law office of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we understand the emotional trauma you have suffered and will do everything we can to help you get the maximum amount of money for your claim. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496) for your free consultation. We can even visit you at your home, hospital or work.