Marko Law Firm – Civil Right Lawyer in Taylor, Michigan
Fighting for Civil Rights: Support From A Michigan Discrimination Lawyer
The authorities have a responsibility to treat all people equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other variable. While the majority of officers uphold this responsibility diligently, there are some who often violate the civil rights of countless civilians while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is committed to keeping police fair, reliable, and trustworthy. By holding officers accountable in unlawful arrest, apprehension, and various other violation situations, we send a message that discriminatory behaviors will not be accepted.
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, along with groups (in class actions) of people whose legal rights have been violated.
The U.S. Constitution guarantees every American citizen certain civil rights and individual freedoms. However, 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 several years of experience in successfully advocating for the civil rights of their clients.
Examples of Wrongful or Unlawful Arrest
When accusing an 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 detain you, a police officer needs to 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 an offense, that officer is guilty of arresting you without probable cause.
- Excessive Force– If an officer seriously injured you during the arrest, they are guilty of using excessive force. This charge does not depend upon their purpose for arresting you. Even if they had good reason to detain you, they are not warranted 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, as well as various other key factors in unlawful arrest cases.
We frequently handle a wide range of civil rights actions, involving:
- Unlawful arrest and/or wrongful conviction
- Law enforcement misconduct and brutality
- Illegal 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 investigate your claim and masterfully 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 citizens. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination claims. We analyze not just the specific circumstances of your detention, but also the officer’s background 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 assistance and guidance on civil rights violations and all other offenses, call Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW today.