Fighting for Civil Rights: Help from a Michigan Discrimination Attorney
The authorities have an obligation to treat all civilians equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other factor. While the majority of officers maintain 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 police fair, effective, and trustworthy. By holding officers responsible in unlawful arrest, detention, and other violation situations, we send a message that discriminatory behaviors will not be tolerated.
Having won dozens of jury trials and millions for our clients, we are well-known and respected 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 rights have been violated.
The U.S. Constitution promises every American citizen specific civil rights and personal freedoms. Nevertheless, defending the civil rights of an individual or a group in court can be quite 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- Do You Have a Case?
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 unlawful arrest cases is that the police officer violated your Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against unreasonable search and seizure. To apprehend you, an officer has to either have a warrant or have observed 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 criminal offense, that police officer is guilty of arresting you without probable cause.
- Excessive Force- If a police officer seriously injured 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 level of force to do so.
Marko Law has a clear sense of what constitutes probable cause, what amount 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, including:
- Unlawful arrest and/or wrongful conviction
- Police misconduct and brutality
- Unlawful search and seizures
- Unconstitutional jail conditions
- Hate crimes
- Whistleblower 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 case and skillfully advocate or litigate to defend and maintain those rights.
Have You Been Unlawfully Detained Because of Discrimination?
While in theory, all Michiganders are equal under the law, in practice, police and other law enforcement officials frequently make race a factor in arresting, detaining, and prosecuting civilians. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination claims. We investigate not just the specific conditions of your apprehension, but also the police officer’s background 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 Pontiac, 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.