Marko Law Firm – Civil Right Lawyer in Dearborn Height
Fighting for Civil Rights: Support From A Michigan Discrimination Lawyer
The authorities have an obligation to treat all citizens equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other variable. While most officers uphold this obligation diligently, there are some that inevitably violate the legal rights of numerous civilians while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is committed to keeping law enforcement fair, effective, and trustworthy. By holding police officers responsible for unlawful arrest, apprehension, and other violation situations, we send a message that discriminatory actions will not be tolerated.
Michigan Unlawful Arrest Lawyer Protects Your Rights
Having won dozens of jury trials and millions for our clients, we are well-known and revered as one of the leading civil rights firms in Michigan. Civil rights legislation is our specialty and we represent individual clients, in addition to groups (in class actions) of people whose civil rights have been violated.
The U.S. Constitution guarantees every American citizen specific civil rights and personal freedoms. However, defending the civil rights of an individual or a group in court can be quite complicated and difficult. Our lawyers are proven experts in this field and have several years of experience in successfully advocating for the civil rights of their clients.
Examples of Wrongful or Unlawful Arrest– Do You Have a Case?
When accusing an officer of unlawful arrest, it is important to demonstrate that they violated their authority in one of the following ways:
- Arrest Without Cause– One of the most common claims in unlawful arrest cases is that the officer violated your Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against unreasonable search and seizure. To detain you, an officer has to either have a warrant or have witnessed you committing a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense. If we can prove that a police officer did not have good reason to believe you had committed an offense, that officer is guilty of arresting you without probable cause.
- Excessive Force– If a police officer seriously hurt you during the arrest, they are guilty of using excessive force. This charge does not depend on their purpose for apprehending you. Even if they had good reason to arrest you, they are not justified in using any amount of force to do so.
Marko Law has a clear sense of what establishes probable cause, what amount of force is reasonable, and various other vital factors in unlawful arrest cases.
We Routinely Handle a Wide Variety of Civil Rights Actions, Including:
- Unlawful arrest and/or wrongful conviction
- Law enforcement misconduct and brutality
- Illegal search and seizures
- Unconstitutional prison conditions
- Hate crimes
- Whistleblower Rights and protection
- Freedom of speech and association infractions
- Voter discrimination and unlawful elections practices
If you think your civil rights have been violated, we will review your claim and skillfully advocate or litigate to defend and maintain those rights.
Have You Been Unlawfully Detained Because of Race Discrimination?
While theoretically, all Michiganders are equal under the law, in practice, police and other law enforcement officials often make the race a factor in apprehending, detaining, and prosecuting citizens. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination claims. We examine not just the specific conditions of your apprehension, but also the police officer’s background and past actions. If we locate proof of discrimination, we will do everything in our power to hold accountable the police officer in question.
For legal support and guidance on civil rights violations and all other offenses, call Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW today