False Imprisonment Lawyers in New Jersey
Defending You Against False Imprisonment
False imprisonment is against the law. If you are accused of shoplifting, for example, a shopkeeper or store employee has the right to briefly detain you in order to investigate. The store or security guards do not have the right to physically restrain you, injure you or keep you confined for an extended period of time.
Only a lawyer can enforce your rights!
Call 973-440-2311, 908-626-1001 or toll free 888-734-8287, or
If you believe that you or a loved one was falsely imprisoned, you have the right to pursue damages from the store or institution which hurt you. The attorneys at Mark Law Firm, know false imprisonment law. The leader of the firm's employment law practice, Jamison Mark, knows false imprisonment law as a civil rights defense lawyer and as a former prosecutor in Delaware. Before going into private practice, Mr. Mark worked in employment law defense.
Common false imprisonment violations
False imprisonment can also occur in nursing homes and workplaces. Caregivers or nursing home employees may not use physical or other types of restraints on residents who are difficult to control. Your employer does have the right to investigate theft and other direct concerns, but may not hold you for questioning without your consent.
The police do have the right to hold you for questioning, but only for a brief time before charging you with a crime. They may also be sued for false imprisonment if they fail to get an arrest or search warrant, or the warrant is invalid. If you were convicted of a crime and later cleared by DNA evidence, for example, that would be false imprisonment.
Zealously protecting your civil rights
Mark Law Firm, will pursue maximum damages for the wrong done to you, including:
- Physical discomfort
- Emotional distress
- Loss of your time
He will pursue additional or punitive damages if he can prove that the person who hurt you did so deliberately.
Find out if you have a case
The only way you will find out if you have a valid claim is to consult with an experienced lawyer. Schedule an appointment with Mark Law Firm, in Basking Ridge, Oradell, or New Jersey. Call 973-440-2311, 908-626-1001, 201-787-9406 or toll free 888-734-8287, or contact the firm online.