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Malicious Prosecution in New York

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New York City Civil Rights Attorney

Malicious prosecution, though thankfully the exception rather than the rule, unfortunately does at times occur. If you have been the victim of such an injustice, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless. It is important to remember that you are not alone. As such activity is highly illegal, the law is on your side and we can help you to seek justice. Being falsely accused can have devastating effects on your life, even if you are ultimately found not guilty. Your reputation, career and relationships can be irreparably harmed. You deserve compensation for the damage caused as well as for the pain you have suffered.

Civil Rights: Seeking Compensation & Justice

At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we will approach your case energetically from the outset. We offer a free consultation so that you may have your questions answered and understand the process ahead. We will conduct a thorough investigation and collect evidence to help build your case. To be successful, a malicious prosecution complaint must be based on a criminal proceeding which was conducted against you but ultimately terminated in your favor. It must be proven that there was lack of probable cause for initiating the proceeding and that actual malice was involved.

Probable cause means that the arresting officer had knowledge of a crime being committed or reasonably trustworthy information leading to this belief. We will endeavor to prove that this was lacking, which may be shown by:

  • A failure to make complete and true statements to a prosecutor
  • An officer misrepresenting or fabricating evidence
  • The obtaining of apparent probable cause through false means

Don’t wait to contact Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., today for the legal representation you both need and deserve.