unlawful arrest

Definition of "unlawful arrest"
  1. The act of detaining a person without legal authority or justification
How to use "unlawful arrest" in a sentence
  1. The case centered around allegations of an unlawful arrest by the police officer.
  2. If ever subjected to an unlawful arrest, understanding your rights can be important.
  3. She is filing a lawsuit claiming compensation for damages caused by her unlawful arrest.

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