False Arrest in New York

A false arrest is a violation of your civil rights

New York City Civil Rights Lawyer

False arrest consists of an arrest made without basis under the law, that is, without reasonable basis in fact to suspect that you committed a crime. This may occur due to a police officer overreacting due to an emotionally charged situation, as a result of racial profiling or other personal prejudices, or any number of reasons. It is quickly followed by unlawful detention and can escalate to include other violations of your civil rights. It is thus vital that you take legal action, in order to protect yourself from being further harm, and to protect your rights under law.

If you have been the victim of a false arrest, it is important you contact Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., immediately. A New York City personal injury attorney from our firm can assist you in pursuing the offending officers and the relevant municipality for damages. You may only have, however, 90 days from the date of arrest to preserve your right to sue by filing a notice of claim against the police department. When you have the right legal representation, you no longer need to feel victimized but instead will have someone on your side fighting for justice.

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At our firm, we take instances of false arrest very seriously. We understand that you may feel intimidated by the involvement of law enforcement officials in the offense but with our firm by your side, you need not have any concerns. Our 75 years of combined experience allows us to tackle such cases with great competence and skill. We are tenacious in our investigation and collection of evidence to support your case and are dedicated to defending your rights. Taking effective action is important not only to help you but also to defend and maintain the rights of citizens as a whole. We are committed to this cause and will do all we can to assist you in the pursuit of justice.