Manhattan Criminal Attorney Russ Kofman Explains the Types of Damages a Person can Recover from Malicious Prosecution
Manhattan criminal attorney Russ Kofman releases a new article (https://www.lebedinkofman.com/practice-areas/civil-rights-litigation/malicious-prosection/) explaining the types of damages a person can recover from being a victim of malicious prosecution. The lawyer mentions that the court system should be used to administer justice and it should never be used by one party to deliberately harm another.
“Malicious prosecution occurs when one party subjects another party to a baseless civil lawsuit or criminal prosecution in an attempt to inflict damage upon them. With our already backlogged court system, a malicious prosecution can cost the victim exorbitant amounts of money, time, and energy,” says the Manhattan criminal attorney.
The lawyer mentions that in a malicious prosecution case, the defense attorney will have to prove that the law enforcement officer being sued was also the one who began the prosecution. They also have to prove that the case results in an acquittal, or that it ended in the defendant’s favor.
Attorney Russ Kofman adds that there are also types of damages a person is able to recover after a malicious prosecution. The lawyer says that these types of damages include non-economic damages, economic damages, and punitive damages. Punitive damages mean that if the defendant engaged in particularly malicious, intentional, or egregious wrongdoing, a jury may award you punitive damages as a means of punishing the defendant.
In the article, “The legal action in a malicious prosecution case is technically focused on the misuse of the legal system and not the allegations of untruthfulness or defamation against the plaintiff. An investigation that is required in order to bring a malicious prosecution case may reveal that the prosecutor was not acting in good faith, but was actually misled by the police.”
Lastly, attorney Kofman emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing charges of DWI. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the defendant understand their rights and protect their freedom.
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