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General Information you need to know about your False Arrest Accident Case

  • If you have already been the victim of a False Arrest accident in the State of California, we highly recommend that you stop reading right now, and call our law firm for a free telephone consultation at (800) 816-1529, Ext. 1. We will tell you over the telephone if we think that you have a case and whether we can help you.
  • If we believe we can help you, and you decide to retain us, we can then send our investigator to you with all of the legal forms necessary for you to retain our law firm.
  • If you do not have medical insurance or a medical provider, we can immediately refer you to an appropriate doctor near you for medical treatment. (Yes, even if you do not have medical insurance)
  • Yes, this can all be accomplished with one phone call to our law firm. We try to make the process as simple as possible for you.


False arrest is the intentional unlawful capture and surrounding detention of any person against their will by another not having legal authority, without justification or consent to do so.

The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure.

From a law enforcement standpoint, the Police are not allowed to arrest you without probable cause that a crime has been committed.

They cannot harass you, take you into custody and then make up an excuse to arrest you at a later time. They cannot use racial profiling to pull you over or arrest you. If you protest directly to the police they may turn around and fabricate a resisting arrest charge.

If you are faced with the above, your best bet is to stay quiet and then call us as soon as possible. We are False Arrest Lawyers.

Any person(s) including the police, security personnel, shopping mall security, store personnel, doctors or nurses, and others, who restricts one’s personal freedom or ability to leave a room, a vehicle, a store or another geographical area without legal justification to do so may be liable for false arrest.

False arrest for an alleged crime, a wrongful arrest and subsequent imprisonment is definitely an extremely hard and emotional event to the victim.

Usually the arrest can result in a long, humiliating, terrifying jail time.

The psychological damage of false arrest and imprisonment even when for only 1 day is generally significant. Along with the frightening aspects of the event, there can be the possibility of serious damage of a person’s reputation, their career, the loss of a job, the inability to find another job, etc.

The damage caused by wrongful & false arrest can be made much worse if the victim in addition to being falsely arrested is also subjected to personal humiliation, sexual harassment/abuse or physical abuse or manhandling during this process of arrest.

If you are making a claim against a public law enforcement agency in California, you must file a claim with the government entity with 6 months of the false arrest. If the claim is rejected in writing within 45 days, you have 6 months to file a lawsuit for False Arrest in California Superior Court.

If you believe you have been wrongfully & falsely arrested without legal justification or your consent call us at 800-816-1529 so that we can give you a free consultation. We are California False Arrest Attorneys.

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