Malicious Prosecution Attorney in Pennsylvania
If false allegations have led to incarceration, job loss, or mental anguish, contact a malicious prosecution civil attorney at Tauber Law to obtain justice.
Malicious Prosecution Lawyers Serving Philadelphia and The Surrounding Areas
Alan Tauber has represented individuals who have won landmark settlements and verdicts in malicious prosecution Pennsylvania claims, including a $9.8 million settlement from the City of Philadelphia and $10 million verdict that included $5 million in punitive damages.
Also, in New Jersey, whether police are attempting to cover up their own misconduct or have acted with zealous indifference to your rights, Tauber Law has a malicious prosecution attorney in NJ to fight back on your behalf.
Once your case has ended successfully in your favor, you gain the power to become your own prosecutor against those who wrongfully used the power of the state against you.
When that power is abused and innocent people are subject to a baseless prosecution, a grave injustice has occurred. The law does not tolerate this sort of abuse of power and allows victims to sue for malicious prosecution settlements. Malicious prosecution lawyers can recover for loss of liberty, lost wages, emotional distress, mental anguish, and reputational harm. To win a malicious prosecution claim you must prove three things:
- The charges lacked probable cause;
- You prevailed in the case through a not guilty verdict, a withdrawal of charges by the government or a dismissal by the court;
- A witness against you acted with malice to get you prosecuted.
Possible Malicious Prosecution Damages You Can Recover
- The attorney fees and other costs incurred from defending the underlying
- Compensation for past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Embarrassment and humiliation
- Costs for past and future health care treatment connected to injury from the underlying case
- Loss of liberty
- Punitive damages
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Tauber Law Case Results
Following are some examples of what Mr. Tauber has done for his clients:
Settlement for malicious prosecution
Settlement for malicious prosecution and false arrest
Settlement for excessive force by police
Settlement for the unlawful search of an apartment by police
What Our Clients Say
Why You Should Hire Malicious Prosecution Defense Attorney From Tauber Law?
ExpertiseMr. Tauber’s background as a criminal defense attorney gives him key expertise into police misconduct.
ExperienceMr. Tauber has more than 25 years experience as a civil rights attorney with a malicious prosecution specialty.
ResultsMr. Tauber has negotiated multi-million dollar settlements with the City of Philadelphia.
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What is the difference between malicious prosecution and false imprisonment?
False imprisonment occurs when police arrest and detain a person without probable cause that a crime occurred. Malicious prosecution requires proof of malice; false imprisonment does not. False imprisonment claims extend only until the person has his first chance to have a court release him from custody. Malicious prosecution begins at arrest and continues until the case is entirely over.
How much does a malicious prosecution lawyer in Pennsylvania cost?
Most malicious prosecution lawyers work on a contingent fee basis. Under a contingent fee arrangement, the attorney only collects a fee if he collects money by way of settlement or verdict. There are no strict rules about what percentage an attorney may charge and they can vary from 33% to 50% of the total amount recovered.
What is the difference between abuse of process and malicious prosecution?
Abuse of process claims generally involve conduct in a civil action as opposed to a criminal prosecution. Malicious prosecution occurs when a person initiates a criminal prosecution without cause and for a malicious purpose. Abuse of process claims are not based on improperly initiating a case, but on a perversion of the legal process after it is initiated.