False Imprisonment and Wrongful Arrest
Monterey False Imprisonment and Wrongful Arrest Attorney
False imprisonment and wrongful arrest lawsuits are based upon a violation of an individual’s civil rights. These rights include the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure as well as the right to life and liberty. These lawsuits arise when an individual is wrongfully detained or imprisoned. These lawsuits also arise when an individual is arrested without probable cause. Depending on the circumstances, these lawsuits may be brought under federal or state statutes.
An individual may have grounds for a lawsuit even if the individual was rightfully arrested and initially detained. An individual may file a lawsuit for his or her wrongful over-detention as well. In other words, even if an individual was rightfully arrested, he or she may have grounds for a lawsuit if his or her confinement or detention was longer than what was reasonable under the circumstances. All individuals have a constitutional right to be free from continued detention after it was, or should have been, known that the individual was entitled to release.
The wrongful arrest and detention of an individual can have severe consequences. The individual may lose his or her job as a result of the detention. The individual may be evicted under his lease and may lose his or her personal property. The families that rely upon that individual will necessarily suffer by a loss of income and support. The families that rely upon these individuals may face difficulty in finding food and experience hardships in paying for housing. These consequences can be far reaching and emotionally devastating. It may take years to recover from a wrongful arrest or detainment depending on the length of the wrongful detention or confinement.
Bringing a lawsuit against the government and its employees has several challenges. There are administrative obstacles and procedures that must be precisely navigated and followed or an individual will lose his or her right to their day in court. The government and its employees also have certain immunities which provide them certain protections against these lawsuits. In addition, the government fights these lawsuits aggressively and has skilled attorneys on its side with extensive experience in defending them.
It is extremely important for an individual to pick the right attorney when suing the government due to all the special considerations that must be accounted for when doing so. The attorneys at the Piccuta Law Group, LLP have experience suing the government and its employees. We are not afraid to take on the challenges that come with the territory. We work relentlessly to see that those who have abused their position of power are held accountable and that our clients’ rights are upheld in a court of law. If you believe you were wrongfully arrested or falsely imprisoned, contact one of our attorneys today for a free case consultation.