Fighting for Civil Rights: Help from a Michigan Discrimination Lawyer
The police have a responsibility to treat all citizens equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other factor. While the majority of police officers uphold this obligation faithfully, there are some who often violate the civil rights of numerous citizens while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is committed to keeping law enforcement fair, reliable, and trustworthy. By holding police officers accountable for unlawful arrest, apprehension, 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 legislation 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 individual freedoms. However, defending the civil rights of an individual or a group in court can be very complicated and challenging. Our lawyers 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 show that they overstepped their authority in one of the following ways:
- Arrest Without Cause- Among the most common claims in false arrest cases is that the officer violated your Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against unreasonable search and seizure. To apprehend you, a police officer needs to either have a warrant or have observed you committing a misdemeanor or felony offense. If we can prove that an officer did not have good reason to believe 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 on their intention for apprehending you. Even if they had good reason to detain you, they are not warranted in using any amount of force to do so.
Marko Law has a clear sense of what establishes probable cause, what level of force is reasonable, and other crucial factors in unlawful arrest cases.
We frequently handle a wide variety of civil rights actions, including:
- Unlawful arrest and/or wrongful conviction
- Law enforcement 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 investigate your claim and skillfully advocate or litigate to defend and preserve 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 the race a factor in arresting, detaining, and prosecuting citizens. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination claims. We examine not only the particular conditions of your detention but also the officer’s history and past actions. If we locate evidence 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 Sterling Height, 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.