Fighting for Civil Rights: Assistance From A Michigan Discrimination Lawyer
The authorities have an obligation to treat all civilians equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other variable. While the majority of police officers uphold this obligation faithfully, there are some that inevitably violate the civil rights of countless citizens while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is committed to keeping law enforcement fair, effective, and trustworthy. By holding police officers accountable in unlawful arrest, apprehension, and various other violation situations, we send a message that discriminatory behaviors will not be tolerated.
Michigan False Arrest Lawyer Protects Your Civil 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 legislation is our specialty and we represent individual clients, along with groups (in class actions) of people whose rights have been violated.
The U.S. Constitution promises every American citizen particular civil rights and personal freedoms. However, defending the civil rights of an individual or a group in court can be quite 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- Do You Have a Case?
When accusing a police officer of unlawful arrest, it is important to demonstrate that they violated 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 detain you, a police 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 an offense, 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 upon their purpose for arresting you. Even if they had good reason to apprehend 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 frequently handle a wide range 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 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 review your case and masterfully advocate or litigate to protect and preserve those rights.
Have You Been Unlawfully Detained Because of Discrimination?
While theoretically, all Michiganders are equal under the law, in practice, police and other law enforcement officials regularly make the race a factor in arresting, detaining, and prosecuting civilians. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination cases. We examine not only the specific conditions of your detention but also the police officer’s background and previous actions. If we locate 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 Warren, 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.