Unlawful Arrest Minneapolis, MN
Magna Law Firm represents clients in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN who are subjected to unlawful arrest.
Are You a Victim of Unlawful Arrest?
Police must have probable cause that the person they are arresting committed a crime in order to make a legal arrest. This means that the officer must have facts sufficient to cause a reasonable person to believe that the person being arrested committed a crime, or the police officer must possess a valid arrest warrant or court order to make a legal arrest.
What is Required for an Unlawful Arrest Claim?
Generally speaking, a false arrest claim exists when a victim can show that:
- A police officer used force or their authority in order to restrain the victim against his or her will;
- The victim reasonably believes that he or she is not free to leave, i.e., that the victim has no choice and cannot leave without facing retaliation; and
- The police officer intentionally restricts the freedom of the victim without probable cause to do so, i.e., the officer must have a legitimate reason to make the arrest.
If you are the victim of unlawful arrest or unlawful detention or confinement in the Minneapolis, MN area, you may be entitled to compensation. A civil demand for compensation on a false arrest claim requires you to hire a civil rights lawyer to file a civil rights violation claim on your behalf. This claim can be filed at the state or federal court level. The attorneys at Magna Law Firm are experienced in the area of civil rights law and can advise on the best course of action if you are a victim of unlawful arrest.