Bronx Civil Rights Abuse Lawyer
Police misconduct generally refers to physical abuse, but not always. If you are a victim of false arrest, contact the firm of Edward Friedman. We have the knowledge of the law and the experience necessary to represent you against civil rights abuse.
It is illegal for the police to arrest you, or even stop you, without probable cause. Probable cause is the reasonable belief that a person has committed a crime. If you are the victim of a wrongful arrest or have been detained without probable cause, you might have a damages claim against the city or the law enforcement officer him or herself. We encourage you to contact Brooklyn false arrest attorney Edward Friedman to guide you through the process.
False Arrest is a Civil Rights Violation
If the police arrest you without probable cause, you might soon find yourself being questioned or detained illegally. Everything that happened between the time you were approached by the police until the time you are facing a judge in a courtroom falls under the false arrest header. The whole process from being handcuffed, to getting fingerprinted, to sitting in a jail cell is considered false arrest. In order to preserve all your rights, you must file a notice of claim with the city controller to inform him or her of the details of the false arrest.
In New York, under the current administration, there is a strategy employed by law enforcement to go into a neighborhood and stop and frisk people. Nine times out of 10, these people are let go. Even so, they still might have a false arrest case just because they were stopped for no reason.
If you were the victim of a false arrest in New York City, contact the office of attorney Edward Friedman. We are available any time by appointment.