Claiming compensation for wrongful arrest

A brief guide to claiming compensation for wrongful arrest

For expert legal guidance on claiming compensation for wrongful arrest contact our free legal helpline. Call us on 0333 888 0419 or email us at [email protected]

The police do not always get things right and this can sometimes result in citizens being incorrectly arrested and detained. This can obviously be an extremely distressing experience and leave people feeling powerless and afraid.

If you or a loved one has been arrested without reasonable grounds or held in custody without an explanation then we may be able to help you bring a claim for compensation against the police.

The police are entrusted with wide powers and we should therefore be able to trust them to make the right decision and exercise their powers responsibly and in line with policy. For example they are only empowered to arrest someone where they have reasonable grounds to believe that person has committed a crime. Such grounds might include evidence that the person was somewhere a crime occurred or reliable information about a person’s involvement in a crime.

The police should be able to explain and justify their actions and are obliged to provide information to a person who has been arrested. This includes informing them that they are the police, that they are being arrested and why they are being arrested.

If you are arrested and the police are unable to tell you what is happening and why it is happening, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for unlawful arrest

Standing up to the police and pursuing a legal claim agaisnt them can feel daunting, but we are here to help and support you all the way.

So. if you think your rights have been infringed and you have been wrongfully arrested, then contact our specialist team for a free case assessment and details of No Win, No Fee funding of your claim for compensation for wrongful arrest.

Call our free legal helpline on 0333 888 0419 or email us at [email protected]

Claiming compensation for wrongful arrest