Malicious Prosecution, in short, is defined as taking legal action against someone with the intent of harassing them. A malicious prosecution claim is an action for damages from a previous civil or criminal proceeding. If legal action was intentionally and spitefully taken towards you, without probable cause, and was unsuccessful, you may have a malicious prosecution claim.
To be successful in filing a malicious prosecution claim, four things have to be proven in court. The first two, that a police officer or government agency perused a legal action, and that the action ended in favor of the defendant, are easily decided. The second two are not as straightforward. You must also prove that the legal action was brought with malice, and that the original case was brought without reasonable cause.
We have won various malicious prosecution cases here at The Norman Law Firm, and our experienced, dedicated lawyers are waiting to hear from you about your potential case.