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False Arrest or False Imprisonment

You are pulled over for no apparent reason or the police come to your home. You start to ask questions or do not respond the way the police officer thinks you should. The next thing you know, you have been placed under arrest or the officer prevents you from leaving the scene. The reality is, this situation happens more than you think.


Though you may not know it at the time, you may have been the victim of false imprisonment or false arrest. You want an experienced attorney to review your case, one who can tell you whether you have a valid claim, one who has successfully helped others in similar circumstances.

There To Help When You Have Been Unfairly Targeted

At Romano Law, in Southfield, we aggressively protect the rights of people who have been wrongfully subjected to false imprisonment or false arrest. We have successfully represented individuals in police misconduct cases since 1996, in cases large and small. As a result of his knowledge and experience, attorney Dan Romano is often asked to act as an arbitrator in police misconduct cases. Contact our office or call us toll-free at 248-750-0270 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Protecting You In Cases Of Police Misconduct

We aggressively fight for people who have been improperly detained or taken into custody, handling claims involving:

  • False arrest: False arrest occurs when your freedom of movement or your ability to leave the premises or scene is taken away. If there was no reasonable suspicion to stop you or take you into custody, you were likely the victim of a false arrest.

  • False imprisonment: False imprisonment occurs after you have been taken into custody and is based on how long your freedom has been restricted. False imprisonment can be for a short period of time, though. If there is no reasonable basis to detain you, it is false imprisonment.

Many people fail to take action in cases of false arrest or imprisonment because they fear retaliation by law enforcement officers. You are more likely to get protection if you stand up for your rights than if you remain silent, as any subsequent police conduct will be subject to close examination.

At our office, we have handled hundreds of false arrest and imprisonment claims against municipalities in southeast Michigan, the majority of which came to us as referrals from other attorneys or former clients.


We take all false arrest and imprisonment cases on a contingent fee basis, charging attorney fees only when we recover compensation for you.

Contact Us

To set up a free initial consultation, contact us or call us toll-free at 248-750-0270 to schedule an appointment. Our offices are open weekdays from 9 am until 5 pm, but we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


We are conveniently located with easy access from all major freeways in the Detroit area. Ample free parking is available nearby. We provide Spanish interpreters upon request.

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