Davison, MI asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan

Q: Was I falsely imprisoned? Potentially illegally detained?

Hello, a few years ago I was on probation. An officer came to my home and arrested me on an alleged probation violation. I was taken to the local county jail, processed booked and placed in a holding cell. An hour or less goes by, they come and tell me I'm being released. Someone made a mistake. After they picked me up and took me to jail, they realized there was a personal recognizance bond. They then had me call someone to be picked up and released me. This is in the state of Michigan. My question is, was this unlawful imprisonment or something legally similar. Thank you for your time and patience.

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: It doesn't sound like unlawful imprisonment when a probation officer acted under color of law (e.g. alleged probation violation) to arrest you.

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