False Arrest and Unlawful Restraint
Legal Definition of False Arrest
The law defines false arrest as arresting someone or bringing them into
police custody without sufficient cause for arrest or unlawfully holding
a person against their will and restricting their freedom to move about.
This doesn’t only apply to police officers; any person who detains
or inhibits you from moving or going anywhere can be guilty of unlawfully
What to Do if You Have Been Falsely Arrested or Unlawfully Restrained
If you have been unfairly arrested or detained by law enforcement, your
first move should be getting in touch with experienced Connecticut criminal
defense attorneys who can help you. At Tomeo Sills, LLC, we know that
being arrested and held against your will by law enforcement can be demoralizing,
embarrassing, and harmful to you on multiple levels, and we are prepared
to help you hold the responsible parties accountable.
In order to successfully sue someone for falsely arresting you, you will
be required to prove several things. First of all, you will have to prove
that you were intentionally, willfully confined by the offender and they
were fully aware of your restriction. You must also prove that the offender
was fully aware of your objection to the detention/arrest. Proving intent
and awareness is particularly important because false arrest is considered
an intentional tort.
Establish Your Innocence—Call a Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyer Now
If you believe a police officer has arrested you without reasonable cause
for doing so, contact an experienced
Connecticut criminal defense attorney right away, especially if you are not guilty of the crimes you are being
accused of. Because a police arrest goes on your public record, it is
especially important that you take action when inappropriately detained.
Our knowledgeable team at
Tomeo Sills, LLC has cleared the reputations of multiple clients, and we are prepared to
go to bat for you.
Call us at (844) 913-7747 today, or contact us online
to start the conversation and schedule a free case evaluation.