A false arrest is the illegitimate incarceration of a person because there is insufficient evidence against them. Very often, security personnel or private employees of a company conduct these detentions. Yet it is illegal for a private citizen or employee to detain someone who is not committing a crime before his or her eyes. However, it’s not uncommon for police officers to engage in a false arrest.
False arrests by a police officer are the result of:
- The officer relying on faulty information
- Probable cause did not exist but the officer conducted the arrest anyway
- A warrant never existed
- Unnecessary search and seizure
Being the victim of a false arrest can cause a torrent of questions and emotions to rush through your head:
- What’s the gravity of the charges?
- Is there a basis behind them?
- Is my innocence possible to prove?
- What are my rights?
It’s important that you remain calm and do not speak without the presence of an attorney. At Robbins & Associates, we have experienced false arrest attorneys who can legally advise and provide guidance.
A false arrest can have emotional and physical repercussions on its victims and you are entitled to compensation for these injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a false arrest in Atlanta, please contact Robbins & Associates today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.