What Are My Rights If I Am Wrongfully Arrested in Georgia?

Being wrongfully arrested is a traumatic experience that can have lasting impacts on your personal and professional life. Understanding your rights and the steps to take if you are wrongfully arrested in Georgia is essential to protect yourself and seek justice.

Understanding Wrongful Arrest

A wrongful arrest occurs when law enforcement detains an individual without proper legal justification. This can happen due to mistaken identity, lack of evidence, or misconduct by law enforcement officers.

Your Rights During an Arrest

If you are arrested in Georgia, you have the following rights:

  • Right to Remain Silent: You are not required to answer questions beyond providing your identification.
  • Right to an Attorney: You have the right to legal representation during questioning and court proceedings.
  • Right to Know Charges: You must be informed of the charges against you.

Steps to Take If Wrongfully Arrested

If you believe you were wrongfully arrested:

  1. Remain Calm: Do not resist arrest or argue with officers at the scene.
  2. Request Legal Representation: Ask for an attorney immediately and refrain from answering questions without legal counsel.
  3. Document the Incident: Keep detailed records of the arrest, including officer names, badge numbers, and any witness statements.
  4. File a Complaint: Report the incident to internal affairs or a civilian oversight board.
  5. Seek Legal Counsel: Consult with a civil rights attorney to explore your options for legal action.

Legal Assistance for Wrongful Arrest Claims

For expert legal representation in wrongful arrest cases, contact Gunn Law Group at 888-244-4866. Let “the Big Gunn” help you understand your rights and seek justice for any violations.


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