Sunday, 14 June 2015

False imprisonment is an act which
i.                    Directly and intentionally
ii.                  Causes one’s freedom of movement to be totally restrained
iii.                Without lawful excuse or justification
It entitles you to claim damages from the party who had falsely imprisoned you.
What does not constitute false imprisonment?

Usually, mere inconvenience will not constitute total restraint. Also, where you are arrested or detained by the police lawfully, you will also be unable to claim under false imprisonment as your arrest or detention would be deemed justified. The courts may also not hold that a situation is one of false imprisonment if there is a reasonable cause for detention.

If you suspect that you have been falsely imprisoned, please do not hesitate to contact a lawyer who may advice you on whether you can make out a case of false imprisonment. You may wish to seek legal advice from a Singapore Civil Lawyer in Singapore.