If you believe that you’ve been the victim of unlawful arrest you may be entitled to claim for compensation. ASL Solicitors can help you achieve the maximum compensation entitlement through our team of expert lawyers.

In order to make an arrest, a Police Officer must have reasonable grounds for suspecting that an arrestable offence has occurred. They must take into account the following considerations:

  • Suspicion that the person arrested was guilty of the offence
  • Reasonable cause for that suspicion
  • The officer exercised their discretion to make the arrest reasonable

Should the arrest be wrongful with detention following, there may be cause for making a claim for compensation against wrongful arrest and false imprisonment. Should the arrest be lawful, there may be a claim against unlawful detention if it is too long or if the Police did not comply with the detailed and complex provision of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

If you consider that you’ve been the victim of wrongful arrest, ASL Solicitors have a wealth of knowledge that can help bring about a claim for compensation. Our legal team is on-hand 24 hours a day to provide you with the very best in legal advice and representation.