The police force is not above the law, the same laws that are imposed on us for our own protection.
The police cannot legally arrest or detain you because they want to. In addition, it is illegal for any law enforcement, security guard, store manager or anyone to detain a person based on:
- Sexual Orientation
- Dress Code
The term wrongful arrest can be also referred to as false arrest or unlawful arrest. It is the restraint of a person’s movement or liberty without proper legal authority. Under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution, we are protected from Wrongful Imprisonment & Wrongful Arrest.
By law, any law enforcement officer must have a warrant and or probable cause in order to arrest you. Even if a law enforcement officer provides false information in an effort to obtain a warrant, it is still considered a wrongful arrest, because the warrant contained false information.
In addition to this, any security guard must also have probable cause to detain you on suspicion of a crime, and even still they may not detain you for an unreasonable amount of time.
What to Do If You or Someone You Know Has Been a Victim of Wrongful Arrest
If you believe that you or someone you know was the victim of a wrongful arrest you must act very quickly. The law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim and pursue your case. At the Laufer Law Group, we have dealt with a plethora of wrongful arrest cases. Don’t wait, ask about a free consultation.
Contact the Laufer Law Group for the knowledge, care, and experience your case needs.
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