Fighting for Civil Rights: Help from a Michigan Discrimination Lawyer
The police have a responsibility to treat all people equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or any other factor. While most officers uphold this responsibility diligently, there are some who inevitably violate the civil rights of numerous civilians while undermining the legitimacy of the policing system. Marko Law is dedicated to keeping law enforcement fair, reliable, and trustworthy. By holding police officers accountable in unlawful arrest, detention, and 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 respected as one of the leading civil rights firms in Michigan. Civil rights law is our specialty and we represent individual clients, as well as groups (in class actions) of people whose rights have been violated.
The U.S. Constitution promises every American citizen certain civil rights and individual freedoms. However, defending the civil rights of an individual or a group in court can be quite complicated and challenging. Our lawyers are proven experts in this area and have several 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 demonstrate that they violated 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 apprehend you, an officer needs to 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 an officer seriously injured you during the apprehension, they are guilty of using excessive force. This charge does not depend on their purpose for apprehending you. Even if they had good reason to arrest you, they are not justified in using any level of force to do so.
Marko Law has a clear sense of what constitutes 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
- 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 believe your civil rights have been violated, we will review your claim and skillfully advocate or litigate to defend and maintain those rights.
Have You Been Unlawfully Apprehended Due to Discrimination?
While in theory, all Michiganders are equal under the law, in practice, police and other law enforcement officials regularly make race a factor in arresting, detaining, and prosecuting civilians. Marko Law pays close attention to racial discrimination cases. We analyze not only the specific circumstances of your detention but also the police officer’s history and previous actions. If we find evidence of discrimination, we will do everything in our power to hold accountable the police officer in question.
For legal support and advice on civil rights infractions and all other offenses, contact Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW today.