New York False Arrest Attorney
Victims of false arrest may have been arrested without probable cause, or because of the intentional or deliberate act of another’s false accusation. At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we will try everything we can to help you recover monetary damages for the mental anguish and injuries caused by such a humiliating experience. We can even come to you at your home, hospital or on the job. If you don’t have a doctor to treat you for your injury, we may well be able to find doctors that can treat you without you paying them until the end of the case, and we can keep insurance adjusters from calling you.
How Do I Know if I’ve 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 are admissible in court, that someone has committed a crime. A police officer cannot arrest you based on a gut feeling or because they think you look suspicious. Even if someone claims you stole from them, the police must have enough hard and verifiable facts that would lead a reasonable person to believe the charge is true. A false arrest can also occur in a store or a supermarket in which you were detained for a period of time.
Why is Probable Cause Important?
Probable cause is the only basis on which a police officer can deprive you of your liberty. As outlined in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, a police officer cannot search or seize your property without a reasonable, fact-based belief you have committed a crime. If they do, they may have violated your civil rights.
The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm has the experience to protect our clients from the overreaching arms of the law, and will do everything we can to recover compensation for the extreme emotional suffering that often follows an arrest. Other damages you may collect include lost wages if you were forced to miss work, and reimbursement for any medical expenses that were incurred as the result of your arrest.
False Arrest Claims
If you or someone you know was arrested on false charges and without probable cause, your civil rights may have been violated. At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we understand the emotional trauma you’ve suffered and we 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 come to you at your home, hospital or on the job.
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