Have You Been Unlawfully Imprisoned?

New York Civil Rights Attorney

Do you have a loved one who is serving time in jail, and being unfairly denied credit for time served? Have you been detained by law enforcement officials without cause for an unreasonable amount of time? If so, you may have a case for unlawful imprisonment. Unlawful imprisonment, also known as false imprisonment, is completely illegal in the State of New York, and can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. We at The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP can assist you if you have an unlawful imprisonment matter on your hands.

In order to have a case for unlawful imprisonment, it must be proved that:

  • The accused individual was intending to confine the plaintiff
  • The plaintiff was aware that he or she was being confined
  • The plaintiff did not consent to the confinement
  • The confinement was not otherwise privileged

Has your loved one been unlawfully imprisoned? Request a free case evaluation with a police brutality attorney in New York when you call our law firm at (516) 714-5975.

Violations Under State & Federal Law

There are numerous instances in which unlawful imprisonment occurs, and the crime can be perpetrated by all types of individuals. For example, someone being jailed beyond their stated release date and someone being detained for an unreasonable amount of time by a store owner or security guard may both be experiencing unlawful imprisonment.

A felony violation occurs when the culpable party attempts to restrain someone else in a manner that exposes the victim to serious personal injury. In addition to this, a civil rights violation claim can be made based on protection against deprivation of liberty without due process of law that is guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.

Our firm serves clients in New York and New Jersey. Contact us for more information about unlawful imprisonment and find out if you have grounds to take legal action!