Asked in Police and Law Enforcement
Can one file wrongful arrest charges after pleading guilty?
No; once a guilty plea is entered, there is an acknowlegdment of guilt. If one is wrongfully arrested, there should not be a guilty plea because the facts of the case would be fruits of the poisonous tree in court therefore a conviction of guilt could not be reached because the evidence against the defendant is not admissable. Any good defense attorney would be able to argue a wrongful arrest in court which would either result in a not guilty verdict, dismissal, aquittal or a failure to prosecute.