What should you do if you have been falsely arrested in Queens?
Call Queens False Arrest Lawyer Jason A. Steinberger….immediately! 646-256-1007
If you have been the victim of an arrest and believe that you are being falsely charged, Jason A. Steinberger will investigate every aspect of your case to ensure that you are not wrongfully convicted of a crime and where appropriate sue Queens and the Queens Police Department. However, there are several things you need to be mindful of. Most importantly, what can you sue for? How are damages calculated? When do I have to file?
What can you sue for?
The answer is always money. Unfortunately, you cannot sue for an apology from Queens or the Queens Police Department. Additionally no lawsuit will ever make the Queens Police Department stop making false arrests.
When suing for money in the Queens you need to allege in your Notice of Claim what is called a Cause of Action. The most popular causes of action in a Queens lawsuit are False Arrest, Malicious Prosecution and Police Brutality
What is the Difference between a Queens False Arrest case and a civil lawsuit for Malicious Prosecution?
While both involve suing Queens and the Queens Police Department for police misconduct, the damages, or the money that will owed to you is calculated differently. Queens False Arrest cases compensate you for all the damages that they have suffered from the arrest until arraignment. Malicious Prosecution cases compensate you for all the damages experienced after the arraignment until the end of the case.
To make sure that Jason Steinberger maximizes the amount of money you can recover in your lawsuit, he generally always alleges that Queens, the Queens Police Department and the arresting police officer falsely arrested you and engaged in malicious prosecution.
Queens Time Limits
Claims brought against Queens require the filing of a Notice of Claim. For a Queens False Arrest case, your lawyer must file the Notice of Claim, 90 days from the date of the INCIDENT. While most people, even attorneys, think it is 90 days from the date of the dismissal; that is not correct. If you want to have a timely false arrest lawsuit, you only have 90 days from the date of the incident. Jason Steinberger is always available to meet with a potential client to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines before filing.
In order to begin your Queens lawsuit for Malicious Prosecution, you must file the Notice of Claim within 90 days from the date of DISMISSAL. If you were released from arraignment and no bail was set, you will most likely not have a successful Malicious Prosecution claim. If that is true, you will most likely ONLY have a False Arrest case.