When you are taken into custody without proper legal authority, it is known as a false arrest. Police do not have unlimited power to arrest individuals. When police place innocent people in jail for unjustifiable reasons, it can result in significant hardships for the person arrested.
Unfortunately, innocent people may be forced to spend time in jail for crimes they could not possibly have committed. When this occurs, it is important to speak to an experienced civil rights attorney to get a full picture of your legal rights and options.
False Imprisonment Damages Lives
Spending time in jail can have drastic negative effects on the incarcerated person. Even if completely innocent, the arrested individual may have to miss work without notice, lose reputation in the community and suffer emotional injury.
If you or someone you love was wrongfully imprisoned, you may be able to obtain compensation for the damage caused by the false arrest, as well as hold the police officers responsible for the false arrest accountable.
At Weisberg Law, we have a robust civil rights practice that prioritizes standing up for citizens' rights. Police are held to a high standard because they are enforcers of the law. When they operate outside of the law, the impact on individuals, families and the community can be significant.
Protect Your Rights After A Wrongful Arrest. Call Us For A Free Consultation.
You can schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced civil rights lawyer by calling 484-842-4030 or toll free 866-570-6945. You can also contact our law firm online.
We have offices in Philadelphia and Morton, Pennsylvania. We also represent clients in New Jersey.