False arrest is a common law tort brought in state or federal court by a person who alleges that he was held in custody without probable cause or other legal authority.
Police officers and other law enforcement officers are often shielded from false abuse lawsuits through a legal process known as qualified immunity.
Qualified immunity does not cover the most egregious cases in which the law enforcement officers have violated "clearly established law."
Because of the protections provided through qualified immunity, most false arrest claims involve lawsuits against private security firms and loss prevention officers employed by retail establishments.
The NPAP is a project of the National Lawyers Guild to help attorneys devoted to ending police misconduct by assisting its members with training and support, educating the public, and coordinated legal action.
Lawyer Referral Service in Idaho - The Idaho State Bar operates a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) from its offices in Boise, Idaho. The LRS helps individuals and businesses throughout the state find a qualified attorney. Attorneys in the LRS are members in good standing with the Idaho State Bar with no pending public disciplinary complaints. Attorneys in the LRS must carry Professional Liability Insurance and are screened for their experience in a particular practice area. In exchange for a $35 consultation fee, you can contact the attorney for a 30 minute consultation at no additional charge. Call 208-334-4500 to contact the LRS in Idaho.