At Held and Hines, we have been fighting for victim’s rights against police misconduct for years. Our decorated team of attorneys have substantial experience securing justice for those who have suffered injustice at the hands of law enforcement. If you or a loved one have been a victim of police brutality or been otherwise harmed by the police, you may be entitled to financial compensation. An individual may be due compensation for a myriad of situations, including (but not limited to):
- Police Shooting
- Excessive Force
- Racial Profiling
- Unlawful Search and Seizure
- Wrongful Conviction
- Sexual Abuse
We at Held and Hines have the passion and experience to fight for your civil liberties. First, it is important that we list said liberties for victims of police misconduct. The civil rights outlined in the United States Constitution come primarily from the following:
- The First Amendment: This Amendment guarantees your freedom of speech and religion, your right to peacefully protest, and provides protection against retaliation for engaging in these protected rights.
- The Fourth Amendment: This Amendment ensures your right to be free from illegal searches and seizures of your person, home, and possessions and from police brutality.
- The Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments: These Amendments guarantee your right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment after arrest or conviction, including your right to timely and adequate medical care while in custody.
- The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments: The Fifth Amendment ratifies that the federal government shall deprive nobody of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment fortified this guarantee with a description of due process under the legal obligation of all states.
In addition to the rights and protections afforded by the Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits federal and state governments, as well as employers and places of public accommodation, from discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, sex, or nationality. The New York Civil Rights Law and New York City Human Rights Law provide similar protections.
Immediately upon retaining Held & Hines for your police misconduct claim, our experienced attorneys will get to work; they will evaluate your case, gather evidence to strengthen and support your claim; and explore every legal avenue to ensure you receive the maximum compensation. We take our clients’ civil rights and liberties extremely seriously, and we will work tirelessly for you and your loved ones. Abuse of power will not be tolerated in our cases, and we will pursue justice for you and your family to the fullest extent of the law.
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