Chicago False Arrest Attorney
We can help you bring a false arrest lawsuit.
As citizens, we have given police officers the power to make arrests. But unless there is a warrant, the Constitution requires that officer have probable cause. Too often, police officers ignore what the Constitution requires and arrest people based on profiling, retaliation, or just to make a quota.
If this happened to you we can help you pursue a civil rights lawsuit. But to take on the police, you need a skilled civil rights attorney. Chicago Civil Rights Attorney Dan Nixa used to represent the police. He understands how to uncover police misconduct, and stand up for those who have been wronged by a false arrest.
How to prove false arrest?
When police officers make an arrest, they have the opportunity to write official reports about what they claim you did wrong. Police can write things that you allegedly said or did, even if they are not true. This makes fighting a false arrest particularly difficult. Police also have a natural advantage when they testify against you in court because they are trained to testify and have experience and relationships with prosecutors. A skilled civil rights attorney can use the police reports, which often contain serious inaccuracies, witnesses, and your own testimony to attack the police version of events.
If you were successful in winning your criminal case, you may be able to pursue a federal civil rights lawsuit for false arrest.
Call us today to determine if you have a false arrest case.