Many assume that a false arrest is simply a matter of mistaken identity that is immediately cleared up and does no lasting harm. This could not be further from the truth. In some false arrest cases, individuals are unlawfully detained for days and, in extreme cases, years. This is a gross violation of individual liberty that should not and cannot be tolerated.
When police and other law enforcement officers harm those they are sworn to protect, they need to be held accountable through the legal process. However, this can be a complex and intimidating process for victims who are already on edge after being treated like criminals. At Godosky & Gentile, we offer the assistance of an exceptional attorney who is prepared to navigate this intricate process and achieve justice for our clients.
Proven Success In False Arrest And Unlawful Detainment Cases
Pursuing claims against law enforcement officers for their misdeeds can be difficult, but we know what it takes to achieve success. Our attorneys have obtained numerous settlements and verdicts on behalf of the victims of police misconduct, including a $3 million verdict in favor of an 11-year-old child falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted by the New York City Housing Authority.
Situations involving false arrest and imprisonment are often aggravated by what happens to the victims while they are behind bars. If you suffered sexual harassment or other damage while incarcerated, we will make sure you are fairly compensated.
Attentive Representation From Nationally Recognized Lawyers
Our firm has been named as a Tier One firm — the highest ranking — by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms publication. To put our experience and knowledge on your side, call us at 212-742-9700, or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Our Bronx false arrest attorneys serve clients in the Bronx and all boroughs of New York City, and throughout the surrounding region.