Wrongful Arrest Cases

When the police arrest you for purposes of harassment, intimidation, or without a good reason, you may be able to file a claim for wrongful arrest. Wrongful arrest cases are difficult to prove but our dedicated New York civil rights attorneys have the experienced needed to build a strong case for malicious arrest claims. If you or someone you love was the victim of a wrongful arrest, schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney at The Matera Law Firm for dedicated representation with a proven track record of success.


Wrongful arrest cases involve situations with law enforcement officers, so they, too, are going to be subject to the 90 day filing of a notice of claim period. So it is extremely important that you seek legal counsel so that the attorney can properly evaluate the claim to see if there’s a complaint that can be filed. And again, that is typically started by filing a notice of claim against the municipality and against the police department in that municipality within the 90 day period to preserve your right to bring a summons and complaint thereafter.

If you believe you were the victim of wrongful arrest, you may be able to recover compensation and civil remedies for your damages. At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success that includes obtaining millions of dollars for our clients as well as positive results in malicious arrest cases.

If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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