Malicious prosecution can have a devastating effect on someone’s life. Being falsely charged with a crime is difficult enough, but when this is the result of deliberate wrongdoing by the Police it can be even harder to deal with.
Malicious prosecution is different from simply being wrongly accused of a crime as there must be evidence of deliberate wrongdoing on the part of the Police.
To succeed in a malicious prosecution it must be shown that you have suffered damage because:
- You were prosecuted by the police
- The criminal case was concluded in your favour
- Reasonable and probable cause was absent in bringing of the prosecution
- The police acted maliciously
Our Civil Liberties specialists have successfully represented many clients in cases where, for example the police have fabricated evidence against the suspect in order to cover up for serious failings on their part.
In some cases there has been a gross injustice and abuse of power and the victims may have suffered months of anxiety fearing a serious conviction, attending court multiple times and sometimes having to pursue their case to appeal before they are acquitted.
These claims are complicated, particularly since it involves proving not just what the police did, but also what their motive was for doing it, making it difficult, but all the more important, to pursue challenges.
Our Civil Liberties specialists have a proven track record in succeeding in even the most complex cases and have secured compensation for victims in such cases.
If you feel you have been subjected to a malicious prosecution, please call our civil liberties team where one of the team members will be happy to discuss your case with you.
2 steps to contacting Howells:
Call our New Enquiry Team on 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected] for an initial chat about your situation.
We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.