Malicious Prosecution

Malicious criminal prosecution cases can be filed in Texas against companies and people who are not police officers and/or otherwise associated with the government.  A person in Texas must prove the following for a malicious criminal prosecution case against a private party: (1) a criminal prosecution was commenced; (2) the defendant initiated or procured the prosecution; (3) the prosecution terminated in the plaintiff’s favor; (4) the plaintiff was innocent of the charge; (5) the defendant did not have probable cause to initiate or procure the prosecution; (6) the defendant acted with malice; and (7) the plaintiff suffered damages as a result of the prosecution.  Malicious criminal prosecution claims against private individuals and companies can arise in a number of contexts, such as an employer against an ex-employee, a creditor against a debtor, or a store or other business against a customer. 

A person might also have a malicious criminal prosecution claim against a police officer and/or other government officials, depending on the circumstances.  Generally, before any such claim would be valid, depending on the federal circuit in which the case is filed, a person might need to prove that an arrest occurred without probable cause and/or some document underlying and/or supporting the prosecution was false or included false material information.


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