Hartford False Arrest Lawyers
Compensation for False Arrest and Imprisonment
Police officers are obligated to investigate all leads. They must be thorough. They are required to have probable cause before they make an arrest. Unfortunately, police occasionally make an arrest without really having any good faith basis to believe that the person being arrested actually committed the crime. This is referred to as false arrest, and victims of this type of police misconduct have the right to compensation.
At Brown, Paindiris & Scott, our attorneys know that the arrest is not always the end. People are also regularly sent through the court system and wrongfully convicted. If you or a loved one has been wrongfully arrested, wrongfully convicted or wrongfully imprisoned, we can help.
Did the Police Have a Warrant?
Since 1977, we have handled all types of false arrest and imprisonment claims, including false arrest with a warrant and false arrest without a warrant. While police possession of a warrant implies they have done the appropriate investigation, that is not necessarily the case. We have also handled cases involving arrest without probable cause.
Police officers should not stop their investigation when they have the information they think they need to arrest someone. If they interview one witness, and that witness points to one person, that does not mean that other witnesses should not be interviewed. What if the other witnesses saw something different? Contradictions among witnesses are not unusual.
No matter what scenario has led to a false arrest, no matter what criminal allegations are involved, our lawyers are committed to holding police departments accountable for misconduct.
Claims Handled on a Contingency Basis
Most false arrest and imprisonment claims are handled on a contingency basis. Therefore, you are not required to pay any attorney fees unless we get compensation for you.
More information about civil rights claims: Review our police misconduct and civil rights violations articles.
Contact Our Connecticut False Imprisonment Lawyers
With four offices throughout central Connecticut, we are a convenient source of cost-effective and practical legal solutions. Contact us for a free consultation to find out more about what our Hartford false arrest attorneys can do for you.