Fighting for Civil Rights: Help From A Michigan Discrimination Lawyer
The authorities have a responsibility to treat all civilians equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other variable. While most officers maintain this responsibility faithfully, there are some who inevitably violate the legal rights of numerous citizens while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is dedicated to keeping police fair, reliable, and trustworthy. By holding officers responsible for unlawful arrest, apprehension, and other violation situations, we send a message that discriminatory actions 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 law is our specialty and we represent individual clients, as well as groups (in class actions) of people whose rights have been violated.
The U.S. Constitution guarantees every American citizen specific civil rights and personal liberties. However, 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 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 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 prevalent claims in unlawful arrest cases is that the police officer violated your Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against unreasonable search and seizure. To detain you, an officer must either have a warrant or have witnessed you committing a misdemeanor or felony offense. If we can prove that an officer did not have good reason to think you had committed a criminal offense, that officer is guilty of arresting you without probable cause.
- Excessive Force- If an 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 arrest 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 amount of force is reasonable, and various other vital factors in unlawful arrest cases.
We regularly handle a wide range of civil rights cases, including:
- Unlawful arrest and/or wrongful conviction
- Law enforcement misconduct and brutality
- Illegal search and seizures
- Unconstitutional prison conditions
- Hate crimes
- Whistleblower legal rights and protection
- Freedom of speech and association infractions
- Voter discrimination and illegal elections practices
If you believe your civil rights have been violated, we will examine your case and skillfully advocate or litigate to protect and maintain those rights.
Have You Been Unlawfully Detained 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 apprehending, detaining, and prosecuting civilians. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination cases. We investigate not only the particular conditions of your apprehension but also the police officer’s history and previous actions. If we find proof of discrimination, we will do everything in our power to hold accountable the police officer in question.
For legal assistance and guidance on civil rights infractions 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 Royal Oak, 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.