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Unlawful Arrest

It is for the police to prove that any detention by them is lawful. If they can’t, then a claim for false imprisonment is successful.

If you think that you have been unlawfully arrested please fill out the form below or give us a call


    The following arrest scenarios can present viable Actions Against the Police claims for false imprisonment:

    • Unlawful arrest – absence of necessity (eg you were arrested upon attendance at the police station for a voluntary interview)
    • Unlawful arrest – police error re bail conditions
    • Unlawful arrest – on the basis of a warrant that had already been executed
    • Unlawful detention – Detention at the police station on the basis of a warrant that was backed for bail (ie you should have been arrested and bailed out of the police station, rather than detained and taken to court)