Civil Rights 2018-04-13T09:29:02+00:00

Civil Rights

As a citizen of the United States, you are afforded several freedoms and rights that you expect to be respected. Unfortunately, many people have their civil rights violated every day.

Although law enforcement officers have the right to use reasonable force when performing their job duties, they are not permitted to use excessive force. Law enforcement officers are permitted to use force that is in proportion to the threat at hand. There is a fine line between reasonable force and excessive force, and law enforcement officers are charged with the duty of knowing when reasonable force turns into excessive force.

Victims can suffer from excessive force during the initial contact with law enforcement officers, during the pre-trial phase when the individual has been charged and is waiting in jail for trial, or it can occur after the victim has been convicted and is incarcerated in jail or prison.

If you believe that you may be the victim of excessive force, it is important to contact an experienced attorney immediately to ensure that there is adequate time to prepare for your case.

Civil rights lawsuits can be filed against local municipalities, state actors, or the United States Government.

As a citizen of the United States, you are afforded several freedoms and rights that you expect to be respected. Unfortunately, many people have their civil rights violated every day.

A false arrest occurs when you are physically detained, despite the fact that there is no evidence that you have committed a crime. False arrests commonly occur when a business employee, security guard, or some other third party detains you without any reasonable cause.

It is important to note that if a security guard, shop employee, or some other citizen watches someone commit a crime, then they are permitted to detain that individual. However, if you have been detained by a security guard or shop employee, and you did not commit a crime in front of them, then you may be the victim of false arrest.

When some other citizen detains you, this is known as a citizen’s arrest. If a citizen makes an arrest, he or she must notify law enforcement officials immediately and, if they fail to do so, then the arrest may be categorized as a false arrest.

In addition to any other individual citizen or company who commits a false arrest, civil rights lawsuits can be filed against local municipalities, state actors, or the United States Government.

As a citizen of the United States, you are afforded several freedoms and rights that you expect to be respected. Unfortunately, many people have their civil rights violated every day.

Although law enforcement officers are permitted to use reasonable force when performing their job duties, when that reasonable force turns into excessive force, and the victim dies as a result of this excessive force, the victim’s family may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Civil rights lawsuits can be filed against local municipalities, state actors, or the United States Government.

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