If you were charged with a crime you didn’t commit, you may be able to sue for malicious prosecution.
Were you acquitted at trial? Or did you win in your criminal case? If so, you may be able to bring a malicious prosecution case to recover damages. Malicious prosecution is a powerful tool for people who were wrongly charged with a crime. But you have to act fast.
Malicious prosecution cases must be brought within one year of the date the criminal case terminated. People often think they have two years to sue, which for malicious prosecution, is not true. The Supreme Court is currently deciding whether there is a federal claim for malicious prosecution, which may extend the timeframe for brining such a claim.
The Nixa Law Firm helps people who have been maliciously prosecuted seek justice. Contact us today to speak to an attorney about whether a lawsuit is right for you.