Marko Law Firm – Civil Right Law Firm in Troy, Michigan
Fighting for Civil Rights: Support From A Michigan Discrimination Lawyer
The authorities have a duty to treat all civilians equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other factor. While most officers uphold this obligation diligently, there are some that inevitably violate the rights of numerous civilians while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is dedicated to keeping police fair, reliable, and trustworthy. By holding officers responsible in unlawful arrest, apprehension, and various 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, along with groups (in class actions) of people whose civil rights have been violated.
The U.S. Constitution promises every American citizen specific civil rights and individual liberties. However, defending the civil rights of an individual or a group in court can be quite complicated and challenging. Our attorneys are proven experts in this field 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- Among the most common claims in unlawful arrest cases is that the officer violated your Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against unreasonable search and seizure. To arrest you, a police officer needs to either have a warrant or have witnessed you committing a misdemeanor or felony crime. If we can prove that a police 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 apprehension, they are guilty of using excessive force. This charge does not depend upon their purpose for apprehending you. Even if they had good reason to arrest 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 other key factors in unlawful arrest cases.
We routinely handle a variety of civil rights actions, including:
- Unlawful arrest and/or wrongful conviction
- Police misconduct and brutality
- Unlawful search and seizures
- Unconstitutional prison conditions
- Hate crimes
- Whistleblower Rights and protection
- Freedom of speech and association infractions
- Voter discrimination and illegal elections practices
If you think your civil rights have been violated, we will review your claim and masterfully advocate or litigate to protect and maintain those rights.
Have You Been Unlawfully Apprehended Because of 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 citizens. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination claims. We examine not just the particular conditions of your apprehension, but also the 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.