Fighting for Civil Rights: Help from a Michigan Discrimination Lawyer
The authorities have an obligation to treat all civilians equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other factor. While most police officers uphold this obligation faithfully, there are some who inevitably violate the rights of countless civilians while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is dedicated to keeping law enforcement fair, reliable, and trustworthy. By holding police officers accountable in unlawful arrest, apprehension, and various other violation situations, we send a message that discriminatory actions will not be accepted.
Michigan False Arrest Lawyer Protects Your Legal Rights
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, in addition to groups (in class actions) of people whose civil rights have been violated.
The U.S. Constitution guarantees every American citizen particular civil rights and personal liberties. Nevertheless, defending the civil rights of an individual or a group in court can be very complicated and difficult. 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
When accusing a police officer of unlawful arrest, it is important to show that they violated their authority in one of the following ways:
- Arrest Without Cause- One of 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 detain 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 believe 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 apprehension, they are guilty of using excessive force. This charge does not depend upon 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, and various other crucial factors in unlawful arrest cases.
We regularly handle a wide variety of civil rights actions, including:
- Unlawful arrest and/or wrongful conviction
- Police misconduct and brutality
- Unlawful search and seizures
- Unconstitutional jail conditions
- Hate crimes
- Whistleblower legal rights and protection
- Freedom of speech and association violations
- Voter discrimination and illegal elections practices
If you think your civil rights have been violated, we will investigate your claim and skillfully advocate or litigate to protect and maintain those rights.
Have You Been Unlawfully Apprehended Due to Discrimination?
While theoretically, all Michiganders are equal under the law, in practice, police and other law enforcement officials often make the race a factor in arresting, detaining, and prosecuting civilians. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination cases. We analyze not only the specific conditions of your detention but also the police officer’s background and past actions. If we discover proof 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, 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.