Dallas Wrongful Arrest Attorneys
Were You Subject to a False Arrest? Call Our Team Today!
Police officers are charged with enforcing laws and taking into custody anybody believed to have committed an offense. When doing so, they must adhere to the proper protocols and practices and must not act outside of their lawful authority. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and numerous stories exist about police wrongfully arresting people. Sadly, many people might believe that they have no recourse after a wrongful arrest, but that's not the case. Such an occurrence is a violation of civil rights, and legal action can and must be pursued to ensure the system remains fair and prevent this type of injustice in the future.
If you or a loved one was wrongfully arrested, call our Dallas lawyers at Scott H. Palmer, P.C. to discuss your case. We have over 98 years of combined experience and know how to pursue these types of matters. When you choose us to represent you, you will have an entire team working on your case, seeking to right the wrongs you suffered. We'll be by your side throughout the process. We'll answer your questions and provide sound advice and guidance, allowing you to make informed decisions about how to proceed.
We're ready to deliver the personalized attention you need and deserve. To get started on your case, call us at (214) 891-3382.
What Constitutes a Wrongful Arrest?
Under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, all people in this country are protected from unreasonable seizures and being deprived of their liberties without due process. When a wrongful arrest occurs, a person's civil rights are violated.
How Do I Make a Claim for a False Arrest?
If you or a loved one was subject to a wrongful arrest, you have the right to take civil action against the person and/or agency that brought you into custody. These types of cases are typically pursued under 42 U.S.C. 1983, which provides that the party who deprived a person of their rights and liberties can be held financially liable for damages resulting from their actions.
Various types of harm may be suffered from a false arrest, such as:
- Ruined reputation
- Lost wages
- Wrongful conviction
- Physical injury
Wrongful arrest claims can be complicated, and they’re best pursued with the help of a skilled and experienced lawyer.
Seek Justice After a Wrongful Arrest
At Scott H. Palmer, P.C., our Dallas team is here to fight for you. We will review the facts leading up to your arrest to determine whether it was lawful. Our attorneys will also examine reports, documents, and other evidence pertinent to your case to determine what types of damages you may be able to seek compensation for.