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arrests under false pretense

What should someone do if they are arrested under false pretense. Implying that the individual was falsly accused of something that did not happen in a malicious attempt by another party to have the individual arrested.

Asked on May 8, 2009 under Criminal Law, Alabama

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

The first thing you have to do is defend the criminal charges against you.  You should give very serious consideration to hiring a lawyer, and once place you can look for one is here: http://attorneypages.com

Before you can do anything about the false accusation, you have to be acquitted, found not guilty.  After that, if you can prove that the person who accused you knew that the accusation was a lie, you can file a civil suit against them, and the lawyer you hire to defend the criminal case can give you more information about that, as well.


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