Failure to Act Quickly Harms False Arrest Claims

, New York Law Journal

Joseph S. Bavaro, a partner at Salenger, Sack, Schwartz & Kimmel, and Carolyn Caccese, an associate at the firm, write: With criminal charges pending, a defendant is typically more concerned with the immediate legal battle for freedom than with suing the municipality for false arrest. As reasonable as that sounds, it is not a recognized excuse for filing a late notice of claim. Time is of the essence to get your client a just day in court.

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