Fighting for Civil Rights: Help From a Michigan Discrimination Lawyer
The police have a responsibility to treat all people equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other variable. While most police officers maintain this responsibility diligently, there are some who often violate the rights of countless citizens while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is dedicated to keeping police fair, reliable, and trustworthy. By holding officers responsible in unlawful arrest, apprehension, and various other violation situations, we send a message that discriminatory behaviors will not be tolerated.
Michigan Unlawful Arrest Attorney Protects Your Civil 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 law is our specialty and we represent individual clients, in addition to groups (in class actions) of people whose rights have been violated.
The U.S. Constitution promises every American citizen particular civil rights and personal liberties. However, defending the civil rights of an individual or a group in court can be very complicated and challenging. Our lawyers are proven experts in this area and have several decades of experience in successfully advocating for the civil rights of their clients.
Examples of Wrongful or Unlawful Arrest
When accusing a police officer of unlawful arrest, it is necessary to show that they overstepped their authority in one of the following ways:
- Arrest Without Cause- Among the most prevalent claims in false arrest cases is that the police officer violated your Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against unreasonable search and seizure. To apprehend you, a police officer needs to either have a warrant or have observed you committing a misdemeanor or felony offense. If we can prove that a police officer did not have good reason to think you had committed an offense, that police officer is guilty of arresting you without probable cause.
- Excessive Force- If an officer seriously hurt you during the apprehension, they are guilty of using excessive force. This charge does not depend upon their purpose for arresting you. Even if they had good reason to arrest you, they are not warranted in using any level of force to do so.
Marko Law has a clear sense of what establishes probable cause, what level of force is reasonable, as well as various other vital factors in unlawful arrest cases.
We frequently handle a wide range of civil rights cases, consisting of:
- Unlawful arrest and/or wrongful conviction
- Law enforcement misconduct and brutality
- Unlawful search and seizures
- Unconstitutional jail conditions
- Hate crimes
- Whistleblower legal 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 examine your claim and skillfully advocate or litigate to protect and preserve those rights.
Have You Been Unlawfully Apprehended Due to Discrimination?
While in theory, all Michiganders are equal under the law, in practice, police and other law enforcement officials regularly make the race a factor in arresting, detaining, and prosecuting citizens. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination claims. We analyze not just the specific circumstances of your apprehension, but also the officer’s history and previous 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 advice on civil rights violations and all other offenses, call Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW today.
Contact Us Today to Get a Free Consultation
If you are ready to start your case or need more information about Civil Rights in Detroit, Michigan, contact Marko Law Firm today. Let us represent you as you seek justice and compensation for your pain and damages. Call (313) 777-7LAW today to get a free consultation or visit our website: MarkoLaw.com to get more information.