What are False Arrest and False Imprisonment?

A tort is a civil legal wrong. [e.g. a car accident in Baltimore] We've discussed in other chapters that an act of negligence-e.g. the act that causes that car accident- is a tort, or a tortious act, The law recognizes other tortious intentional acts: 

  • Civil assault.
  • Civil battery.
  • False imprisonment, and the related action of false arrest.

A false imprisonment occurs when ones freedom of movement is restrained against their will. One falsely imprisoned may recover damages. Seasoned personal injury lawyers in Baltimore know that the existence of "probable cause" to detain another is an often stated defense to a charge of false imprisonment. I've prosecuted false arrest and false imprisonment claims. I offer my clients a complimentary case analysis and legal evaluation. Contact me today to arrange yours. 410 591 2835.  

 

The Top 5 Reasons Why Workers Compensation Claims Are Denied.

It's been noted elsewhere in these Guides, that the workers' compensation law is supposed to be self-executing. What we see in practice is that is simply not the case. Injured workers are denied benefits by insurance companies each and...

The Top 5 Reasons Not To Post Legal Questions Online

Perhaps the single most important benefit of representation by a skilled attorney is that of confidentiality. Although there may be limited exceptions to the rule of confidentiality, a lawyer may not disclose communications had with the client. A...

Can I Switch Lawyers?

The answer is yes. Lawyers are no different in this respect than any other profession. If you were not happy with the work that an auto mechanic was doing on your car -you would find a different mechanic. If you were not happy with the work your...

Is My Car Accident Captured on Film By A Surveillance Camera?

The factual details surrounding a car accident are obviously important. The sequence of events, the timing, the “how” and “why” of the occurrence determines who is responsible for the accident. In Maryland, causation looms...

Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims can be thought of as falling into three broad categories. Perhaps the most common are those resulting from negligence. An example would be the careless operation of a car leading to an accident causing injury. Claims may also...
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