Marko Law Firm – Civil Right Attorney in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Fighting for Civil Rights: Help From A Michigan Discrimination Attorney
The police have a responsibility to treat all people equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other factor. While the majority of officers uphold this responsibility faithfully, there are some that inevitably violate the legal rights of countless civilians while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is committed to keeping law enforcement fair, reliable, and trustworthy. By holding officers responsible in unlawful arrest, detention, and various other violation situations, we send a message that discriminatory actions will not be tolerated.
Michigan False Arrest Attorney 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 law 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 guarantees every American citizen particular civil rights and individual liberties. Nevertheless, defending the civil rights of an individual or a group in court can be quite complicated and challenging. Our attorneys are proven experts in this area 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 demonstrate that they overstepped their authority in one of the following ways:
- Arrest Without Cause– One of the most common 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 must either have a warrant or have observed you committing a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense. If we can prove that an 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 apprehension, they are guilty of using excessive force. This charge does not depend upon their purpose for apprehending you. Even if they had good reason to detain you, they are not justified in using any level of force to do so.
Marko Law has a clear sense of what establishes probable cause, what amount of force is reasonable, and other crucial factors in unlawful arrest cases.
We Regularly Handle a Wide Variety of Civil Rights Actions, Involving:
- Unlawful arrest and/or wrongful conviction
- Police misconduct and brutality
- Unlawful search and seizures
- Unconstitutional prison conditions
- Hate crimes
- Whistleblower legal rights and protection
- Freedom of speech and association infractions
- Voter discrimination and unlawful elections practices
If you believe your civil rights have been violated, we will examine your claim and skillfully advocate or litigate to defend and preserve those rights.
Have You Been Unlawfully Detained Due to Race Discrimination?
While in theory, all Michiganders are equal under the law, in practice, police and other law enforcement officials frequently make the race a factor in arresting, detaining, and prosecuting civilians. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination claims. We analyze not just the specific conditions of your apprehension, but also the police officer’s history and previous actions. If we discover evidence 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 infractions and all other offenses, contact Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW today.