A false arrest occurs when you are physically detained without conclusive evidence that you have committed a crime. These cases most commonly occur when a person in a business environment, such as an employee, security guard, or some other third party attempts to detain you without proper evidence.
The attorney at Robbins & Associates, PC has protected the rights of many false arrest victims in the Atlanta area. If you have a false arrest claim, we have the skills and experience to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
False Arrest by Private Security Guards or Shop Employees
Private security guards and shop employees are only allowed to detain people who are committing a crime in front of them. If you have been detained by one of these individuals and have not committed a crime in their presence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages.
Unfortunately, it is also common for shop employees to falsely accuse customers of shoplifting in an attempt to inflict harm during a personal dispute. The consequences of these false accusations can be devastating for the victim, causing embarrassment, pain and suffering, and damage to your personal reputation. Our Atlanta false arrest lawyer will aggressively pursue damages for you stemming from your false arrest.
A citizen’s arrest occurs when a non-law enforcement individual attempts to detain someone committing a crime. As with situations involving shop employees or private security guards, a citizen’s arrest can only be made if the person being detained has committed a crime in the presence of the arresting citizen.
People making a citizen’s arrest must notify appropriate law enforcement agents as soon as possible. If the arresting citizen fails to inform law enforcement officials in a timely manner, it may be an indicator that a false arrest is taking place. When the arresting citizen is aware that the victim has not committed a crime, the offense is substantially more egregious.
Robbins & Associates, PC Can Help
If you believe you are a victim of false arrest, our attorney can help you through this difficult ordeal. False arrest cases are highly complex, and they require an experienced attorney who understands all the intricacies involved. We can provide you with sound legal guidance while aggressively protecting your rights throughput the entire process.