False Imprisonment and Malicious Prosecution Claims
Tennessee law allows for claims based on false arrest, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, or civil rights violations. If someone is wrongfully arrested or prosecuted for a crime, that person may have a claim against the individual or business who caused the arrest or criminal charges. Damages for such claims may include legal defense costs, bond costs, damage to reputation, mental anguish, loss of liberty, lost wages, and punitive damages. Most people are unaware of how substantial loss of liberty damages can be. Some older cases value loss of liberty at over $20,000 per hour. The Futhey Law Firm has experience handling such claims and is glad to review any facts you may have based on false arrest, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, or civil rights violations.