Fight false imprisonment in South Bay!
The detention of an individual without justification, authorization, or due process is known as false imprisonment and it is illegal in the United States. False imprisonment is similar to false arrest in that neither require the involvement of violence in order to be considered illegal. A lawsuit for illegal imprisonment can be brought if the following elements were at play:
- The law enforcement officer, aka the defendant, verbally and / or physically acted with the intent to confine the victim, aka the plaintiff.
- The interaction resulted in actual confinement of the plaintiff.
- The plaintiff was aware of his or her confinement.
To fight your false imprisonment, contact a South Bay police misconduct lawyer from our office. At The Layfield Law Firm, APC, we meet with new clients free of charge and we make ourselves available at all hours of the night and day. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our office, contact us at (310) 219-6518.
How do I know if my imprisonment was warranted or not?
It's commonly assumed that imprisonment only occurs out of necessity and should therefore not be challenged. However, this is not always the case. If you were arrested and imprisoned in South Bay, ask yourself the following questions:
- What crime did I commit?
- Was I restrained against my will?
- Was I injured and / or threatened to not leave?
- Could I have escaped without being physically harmed?
Your answers to these questions can help you get an idea as to whether or not your imprisonment was justified.
What do I do if was falsely imprisoned?
Victims of false imprisonment in South Bay or any area in the Los Angeles County have legal rights that can be used to remedy the wrongful imprisonment. A writ of habeas corpus can be ordered by the court to release the plaintiff from his or her unlawful restraint and damages can be recovered for any injuries that were sustained during the arrest and imprisonment. Upon release from jail or prison, the victim of false imprisonment will then be given the opportunity to sue the offending party for damages. This is where The Layfield Law Firm, APC comes in.
To take legal action for your false imprisonment, contact us at (310) 219-6518.