Former State's Attorney With Over 35 Years of Experience
False arrest is a common law tort, where a plaintiff alleges he or she was held in custody without probable cause, or without an order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.
The criminal justice system does its best to put the guilty people in jail and protect the not guilty, but that is not always the case. Unfortunately, people are falsely accused of crimes all the time, and they can wind up spending time in prison if the steps leading up to trial aren’t handled properly.
No one is safe from false accusations, no matter how big or small they are. It could involve a case of shoplifting or petty theft, which leads to a fine or a few months in jail at most. Or the accusation could be something that would put you in jail for years to life, such as rape or murder.
Michael J. Brennan is a criminal defense lawyer handling false arrest cases in Orland Park and Chicago. He will use your initial consultation to learn your version of events and will quickly obtain evidence such as police reports, witness statements, etc. He will file Motions with the Court to exclude statements taken in violation of your Fifth Amendment rights so that they may not be used against you at trial. Michael will interview relevant witnesses to establish that the claim is either false or that you were acting in self-defense. You will be aggressively represented at trial and our attorney will be in regular contact with you throughout the process. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation