Civil Rights in Flint, Michigan
Fighting for Civil Rights: Support From a Michigan Discrimination Attorney
The authorities have an obligation to treat all citizens equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other factor. While most officers maintain this responsibility faithfully, there are some who inevitably violate the civil rights of numerous civilians while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is committed to keeping police fair, reliable, and trustworthy. By holding officers accountable in unlawful arrest, detention, and other violation situations, we send a message that discriminatory behaviors will not be accepted.
Michigan Unlawful Arrest Lawyer Defends Your Legal 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, as well as groups (in class actions) of people whose legal rights have been violated.
The U.S. Constitution promises every American citizen particular civil rights and individual liberties. Nevertheless, defending the civil rights of an individual or a group in court can be very complicated and challenging. Our attorneys are proven experts in this field and have many decades 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 a police officer of unlawful arrest, it is necessary to show that they violated 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 arrest you, a police officer has to either have a warrant or have witnessed you committing a misdemeanor or felony offense. If we can verify that a police officer did not have good reason to think you had committed a crime, 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 intention for arresting you. Even if they had good reason to detain you, they are not justified in using any amount of force to do so.
Marko Law has a clear sense of what constitutes probable cause, what level of force is reasonable, as well as various other crucial factors in unlawful arrest cases.
We Regularly Handle a Variety of Civil Rights Actions, Involving:
- Unlawful arrest and/or wrongful conviction
- Police misconduct and brutality
- Illegal 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 review your claim and skillfully advocate or litigate to protect and preserve those rights.
Have You Been Unlawfully Apprehended Because of Race Discrimination?
While theoretically, all Michiganders are equal under the law, in practice, police and other law enforcement officials regularly make the race a factor in apprehending, detaining, and prosecuting citizens. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination cases. We analyze not just the particular circumstances of your apprehension, but also the police officer’s background and past actions. If we discover evidence of discrimination, we will do everything in our power to hold accountable the officer in question.
For legal assistance and advice on civil rights violations and all other offenses, call Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW today.