Malicious prosecution/false arrest

Asked over 1 year ago - Saginaw, MI

In Michigan, if the case is eventually nolle prossed, but the court found probable cause at the prelim, is there any basis for civil liabilty for malicious prosecution and/or false arrest

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  1. Shaun Patrick Godwin

    Contributor Level 8

    Answered . If the officers knowingly supplied false information or hid exculpatory evidence in order to establish probable cause at the preliminary examination, then you might be able to sustain a claim.

    A determination of your likelihood of success on any potential claims that you might have will require an in depth review of the specific facts of your case and supporting evidence.

    Make an appointment to consult with a civil rights attorney experienced in police misconduct and constitutional rights violations.

    Based on your post I do not have all the facts necessary to give legal advice specific to your case. Do not rely... more

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