As experienced South Carolina criminal defense lawyers, we know very well that sometimes people are arrested and charged with crimes that they didn’t commit. Additionally, we recognize that an overzealous security guard may harass and wrongfully detain an individual until the police arrive. However, in either of these circumstances an individual may be entitled to recover damages.
In most cases, when an individual is wrongfully detained or arrested, they have several potential civil claims against the store or police department including: (1) false arrest and imprisonment; (2) malicious prosecution; (3) civil assault and battery; and (4) defamation.
False Imprisonment cases can be complex and have many issues that a False imprisonment attorney will need walk you through. A false arrest lawyer from The Peper Law Firm, PA will be able to explain the process and walk you through the steps. Whether you or a loved one is the victim or the bystander, our personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you what you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We’re here to help!