According to the Fourth Amendment, everyone has the right to be secure in their personal space. This means that search and seizure tactics (without a warrant that explicitly details what may be searched) are completely unlawful, and you need to defend your rights.
Civil Rights Law Covers a Wide Spectrum
Before you take definitive action, it's important for you to be aware of the types of situations in which you may need to seek our representation:
- Excessive Force. If an officer used more force than necessary to apprehend or arrest you, then they have violated your Fourth Amendment rights.
- Wrongful Arrest. If you've been arrested without probable cause or a warrant, your rights have been violated.
- Wrongful Death. You may be a close relative of the deceased, and you want to file a civil claim against someone who you believe is liable or responsible for the death.
- Wrongful Imprisonment. Likewise, if a police officer arrests you without cause and puts you in jail, you can sue for violated rights.
- Deliberate Indifference. Imagine you are an inmate, and the professionals on the other side of the bars intentionally refuse to respond to your complaints — especially if you're dealing with a life-threatening medical issue. Your civil rights have been violated, and you need to seek damages.
- First-Amendment Retaliation. Maybe you filed a federal lawsuit against the city, which then turned around and revoked your building permit. Your First Amendment rights have been attacked, and you need our representation.
As mentioned, civil rights law is broad. Come to our office to get better informed of where you stand in your civil rights dispute.