Malicious Prosecution Lawyers in New York
What is Considered Malicious Prosecution?
Our court system should be utilized to administer justice. It should never be used by one party to deliberately harm or harass another. Malicious prosecution occurs when one party subjects another party to a baseless civil lawsuit or criminal prosecution in an attempt to inflict damage upon them. With our already backlogged court system, a malicious prosecution can cost the victim exorbitant amounts of money, time, and energy.
In order to win a malicious prosecution case, your attorney will need to prove the following:
- The law enforcement officer you are suing is the one who began the prosecution.
- The case resulted in an acquittal, a rejection of the case by a grand jury, or a dismissal of the charges by the court. In other words, it needs to have ended in your favor.
- The true intent of the prosecution was to harass, embarrass, or otherwise cause harm to you, or it was brought for some other malicious reason other than administering justice for a crime.
- The prosecution was brought without probable cause.
If you believe you are the victim of malicious prosecution, you should speak with a knowledgeable attorney right away. At Lebedin Kofman LLP, our malicious prosecution lawyers in New York have an extensive track record of success in this complicated practice area. Our legal team can protect your rights and help you make well-informed decisions every step of the way through the process. We are committed to helping our clients recover the fair and full compensation to which they are entitled. Also, we are available 24/7, so you can rely on us to be there for you when you need us most.
Call Lebedin Kofman LLP today at (646) 663-4430 or contact us online to schedule a free initial case evaluation with our New York malicious prosecution attorneys.
Types of Damages You Can Recover
Being prosecuted for a crime can be extremely stressful, time consuming, costly, and even frightening. This is especially true for individuals who were completely innocent.
Therefore, victims of malicious prosecution may be eligible for any of the following types of damages:
- Non-economic damages. These damages are those that do not come with a specific dollar amount, but they represent harm to your quality of life, such as suffering, pain, stress, mental anguish, and damage to vital relationships.
- Economic damages. These damages are those that can be proven by showing pay stubs or employment records to show court costs, legal bills, time lost from work, and, in some cases, medical bills.
- Punitive damages. If the defendant engaged in particularly malicious, intentional, or egregious wrongdoing, a jury may award you punitive damages as a means of punishing the defendant.
Our attorneys know how important these matters are to you, which is why we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. You can trust us to strongly represent your best interests both in and out of the courtroom.
Call (646) 663-4430 Today
If you have any questions about your situation and want to learn more about how our New York malicious prosecution lawyers can help you, call Lebedin Kofman LLP today. We can discuss your case with you during a free case evaluation and help you figure out how to best proceed. Get started on your case by calling (646) 663-4430 today.
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