Were You Falsely Arrested?
The police don’t have the power to stop you, arrest you or charge you with a crime without probable cause. Unfortunately, many people feel as if they are targeted by police officers, and arrested and charged with crimes without reason. This is a violation of your civil rights.
At Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd., we take your constitutional rights seriously. If police officers pursued or prosecuted you without cause, we will fight back, we will hold them liable, and we will get you compensation.
Located in Chicago, our attorneys have helped individuals throughout the country stand up for their civil rights. We can help you. Call our office today at 877-505-1924 for a free consultation.
What Is False Arrest?
The Fourth Amendment requires that a police officer has probable cause to believe you committed a crime in order to have the legal right to arrest you. If no probable cause exists, any type of “seizure” – an arrest, or being brought into custody – is illegal and a violation of your civil rights.
What Is Malicious Prosecution?
Like false arrest, malicious prosecution involves lack of probable cause. If the police arrested you and charged you with a crime without probable cause, and you were found not guilty, you may have a civil rights claim.
We Stand Up For Your Rights When Others Won’t
If you were withheld by the police or charged with a crime without probable cause, you may be entitled to compensation. At Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd., our lawyers will meet with you, review the circumstances and determine whether your civil rights have been violated. If so, we will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
Over the years, we’ve represented hundreds of clients in civil rights disputes, securing millions of dollars in damages. We know going up against the police can be intimidating, but we won’t back down. If your rights were compromised, we will hold the police liable and fight for your rights.