Charleston Wrongful Arrest & False Imprisonment Lawyers
Under South Carolina law, a person who has been wrongfully arrested or falsely imprisoned may have a civil cause of action against the person or entity that brought the charges or made the false accusations. Being wrongfully accused of a crime or falsely accused of criminal activity can result in damages such as attorney’s fees and missed time from work, as well as humiliation and embarrassment.
These types of cases can arise in various contexts. For example, they can arise when a person wrongfully brings criminal charges against you. In those cases, you may have a claim against the person who made false accusations against you. These cases can also arise when a security guard or store worker falsely accuses you of a crime and detains you, even if only for a short period of time. In these situations, you may have claims against the store and/or security guard company.
Consult with a Wrongful Arrest & False Imprisonment Attorney in Charleston
These cases are complex and, in certain circumstances, can also lead to claims for defamation, libel, and slander. It is important to hire an attorney shortly after the incident so that you can receive advice as to how deal with these issues, preserve crucial evidence, and seek recovery. To speak with an attorney at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group about the particulars of your claim, please call us at (843) 720-0810 today.The inclusion of specific practice areas on the Clawson & Staubes: Injury Group website is informational in nature and is not an exhaustive listing of the areas of law in which the attorneys at Clawson and Staubes practice. Nothing contained in this website is intended to compare the type or quality of our services to the type or quality of any other lawyer or law firm’s services or to imply specialization or certification by any organization not previously approved by the South Carolina or North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.