Wrongful arrest, which is often known as false arrest, occurs when the police do not comply with the required procedures for a lawful arrest.
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For an arrest to be lawful the arresting police officer must:
- Have good reason to suspect that the person being arrested has committed a crime.
- Have good reason to believe that it is necessary to arrest that person.
- Identify themselves as a police officer.
- Inform the person being arrested that they are under arrest.
- Tell the person being arrested what criminal offence it is believed they have committed.
We are experienced in helping people to make an unlawful arrest claim and recover the compensation they are entitled to receive. And because our lawyers work on a No Win, No Fee basis you do not need to allow concerns about paying legal costs to put you off seeking justice.
If you have been arrested and the correct procedure was not followed, then you could be entitled to make an unlawful arrest claim. To find out where you stand contact our free legal helpline.