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Wrongful Arrest Lawyer | DuPage County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Wrongful Arrest Lawyer

Wrongful Arrest Attorney in DuPage County

The Law Behind Wrongful Arrests in Illinois


You have the right to be protected from false arrest by law enforcement. In order to make a lawful arrest, a police officer must have probable cause to detain someone and must have reasonable suspicion that he or she committed a crime. This means that the police cannot just arrest you for any reason—they need to have actual suspicion that you have violated the law and if they didn’t, then it is important that you contact a DuPage County wrongful arrest attorney. Even if with state and federal protections in place, wrongful arrests still occur in Illinois.

Your Best Defense for Wrongful Arrest

Michael Schmiege’s legal team helps individuals who were falsely arrested, falsely imprisoned or arrested illegally in violation of the U.S. Constitution. These are very difficult civil matters that require a detailed investigation of the facts. Our experienced wrongful arrest attorneys consult with experts and investigators to create strong cases when there may have been an illegal arrest without probable cause. We understand that being arrested is a traumatic event, especially if you feel that your rights have been violated. If you believe that the arresting police officer did not have a probable cause to arrest you, then you might be entitled to compensation. Even if a law enforcement officer felt that they were performing their duty correctly, if they had no legal basis for detaining you then your civil and constitutional rights may have been violated and it is essential that you contact a defense attorney today.

How Does a Wrongful Arrest Occur?

There are several reasons that a wrongful arrest occurs, and knowing what constitutes wrongful arrest will help you to recognize if your rights have been violated.

A wrongful arrest claim exists when a victim can show that:

  • A police officer used their authority in order to restrain the victim against his or her will
  • The victim believes that he or she is not free o leave without facing retaliation
  • The police officer does not have probable cause an dintentionally restricts the freedom of the victim

Common Wrongful Arrest Cases

  • Racial profiling
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Mistaken identity
  • False witness statements or misleading evidence
  • Malicious intent by an arresting officer, including manufacturing evidence

An arrest is much more than an inconvenience to you. It is an embarrassment that can affect your livelihood, reputation, and freedom. With an experienced wrongful arrest lawyer on your side, you will be able to fight the arrest that has negatively affected your life.


Call for a Consultation with an Experienced Wrongful Arrest Attorney in DuPage County

Contact Michael Schmiege's nationally recognized boutique law firm for a consultation with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who will fight charges aggressively for you. We dedicate the time and resources necessary to give our clients the best possible opportunity for a favorable outcome. Aggressive, skilled legal counsel is always your best chance for a favorable outcome when your future is in jeopardy. Call an experienced criminal defense lawyer at our firm immediately to ensure you have strong legal representation in your wrongful arrest case.

We serve DuPage County, including the cities of Wheaton, Naperville, Aurora, Westmont, Oak Brook, and Lombard. Give your future the best chance with our highly skilled defense strategies and understanding of prosecutor tactics.

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Michael Schmiege has experience with police misconduct cases and our award-winning criminal defense attorneys deliver unparalleled results. Read more about our recent verdicts and case victories in DuPage County.

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