Fighting for Civil Rights: Support from a Michigan Discrimination Attorney
The police have a responsibility to treat all civilians equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other variable. While the majority of police officers uphold this obligation diligently, there are some who inevitably violate the civil rights of countless civilians while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is dedicated to keeping police fair, reliable, and trustworthy. By holding police officers responsible in unlawful arrest, apprehension, and various other violation cases, we send a message that discriminatory actions will not be accepted.
Michigan False Arrest Attorney Defends 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 legislation is our specialty and we represent individual clients, as well as 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 liberties. 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 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 overstepped their authority in one of the following ways:
- Arrest Without Cause- Among 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 witnessed you committing a misdemeanor or felony crime. If we can verify 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 intention for apprehending you. Even if they had good reason to arrest 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 vital factors in unlawful arrest cases.
We regularly handle a wide variety of civil rights actions, involving:
- Unlawful arrest and/or wrongful conviction
- Law enforcement misconduct and brutality
- Unlawful search and seizures
- Unconstitutional prison 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 investigate your case and masterfully advocate or litigate to defend and maintain those rights.
Have You Been Unlawfully Apprehended Because of Discrimination?
While theoretically, all Michiganders are equal under the law, in practice, police and other law enforcement officials often make race a factor in arresting, detaining, and prosecuting civilians. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination claims. We analyze not just the particular conditions of your apprehension, but also the 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, contact Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW today.