False Imprisonment

False imprisonment can best be described as an incident of police misconduct during which a person is confined by law enforcement officials without being charged with a crime.

False Imprisonment Lawyers

Did you know that false imprisonment is more common than any other type of Law enforcement impropriety?

False imprisonment can best be described as an incident of police misconduct during which a person is confined by law enforcement officials without being charged with a crime.  Below are a few examples of False Imprisonment:

  • Threatening an individual
  • Use of police authority to stop someone on the street
  • Physically restricting someone without cause
  • Illegally handcuffing someone
  • Locking someone in the back of a police car without cause
  • Confining someone in an interrogation room or holding cell
  • Preventing someone from leaving their residence

What False Imprisonment is Not

It is not considered false imprisonment if the person is able to leave the area in which they are confined. Case in point: if one is being physically detained but can easily free him or herself from the police officer’s grip, it is most likely not false imprisonment. As well, if a police officer is blocking a certain exit door, but there are other doors that one may use to exit the room,  it  is not false imprisonment. A police officer might also stand in the way of someone’s path, but if he or she can walk around or otherwise avoid the officer, again, it is not false imprisonment.

Conversely, if a person has been lawfully arrested, he or she is not able to claim false imprisonment, nor can an individual who is lawfully arrested but later found not guilty of the charges.  

Being the victim of false imprisonment by a police officer can be terrifying.

If you feel as though you have been a victim of false imprisonment, contact the Civil Rights attorneys at The Law Offices of Robert A Rivers. We’ll check the facts and determine whether you have a viable claim of false imprisonment. If so, we’ll fight hard for your justice.

Contact the Law Offices of Robert A. Rivers Today for Your Free Consultation!

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