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False Arrest in NY: What Are Your Rights?

Police misconduct has been an issue on many people’s minds for years. Yet when people think of police misconduct, they often imagine police officers physically injuring another person. The truth is that for misconduct to be perpetrated by police, no one needs to get hurt physically. False arrest is a police misconduct charge and often doesn’t include any physical injuries to the victim. Simply claiming that you get treated unlawfully and unfairly arrested violates your […]

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A Brief Guide to When NYPD Can and Can’t Arrest You

Being arrested in New York City is never a good experience, but it’s worse if you know you shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place. In New York, these things happen. In fact, one Brooklyn man’s case will reach the U.S. Supreme Court after such an arrest. He claims the NYPD entered his home illegally and arrested him after a wrongful accusation of abusing his newborn baby. When he refused to let them come […]

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False Arrest in New York: Know What to Do If It Happens to You

In the United States of America, citizens have rights. Just because a right is enshrined in the constitution, however, doesn’t mean it won’t sometimes be violated, as one New York City man found out recently. A financial planner was arrested by an NYPD officer for charges of pickpocketing, but it turns out that the officer lied in the complaint that was filed. He was caught making the false arrest but has yet to face any […]

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Were You Falsely Arrested in New York? You Have 90 Days to File Claim

Being arrested without legal justification can be a frightening experience for anyone. If this has happened to you or someone you know, then you may be wondering whether the arrest was lawful. The truth is that being arrested isn’t something that can be done without cause and there are both federal and state laws that protect New Yorkers from false arrest. In order to protect yourself and those you love, it’s essential to understand what […]

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