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General Litigation:

Representing the Victims of Wrongful Acts – Including Malicious Prosecution and False Arrest

MALICIOUS PROSECUTION - The tort of malicious prosecution is designed to compensate a wrongly accused criminal defendant for the damages caused by the misuse of criminal prosecution.

In order to prevail in an action for malicious prosecution, a plaintiff must show:

(1) malice in instituting or continuing a criminal prosecution;

(2) lack of probable cause to initiate the prosecution; and

(3) A judgment in favor of the accused.

FALSE IMPRISONMENT - The requisites for a claim for false imprisonment are:

(1) the intentional detention of the person and

(2) the unlawfulness of the detention.

To establish a claim for false imprisonment, one must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that he was intentionally detained or confined without any legal reason. False imprisonment is not concerned with good or bad faith or malicious motive.


John J Mulvey serves the Greater Cincinnati area, Southwestern Ohio & Northern Kentucky State & Federal Courts
Stephen Felson serves the Greater Cincinnati area, Southwestern Ohio State & Federal Courts

Mr. Felson and Mr. Mulvey operate independently of one another, are not partners,and are not legally responsible for each other's work. Nothing in this web site or in our informal communications creates an attorney-client relationship. An attorney-client relationship is only formed when a written agreement of representation is signed.