Bronx Civil Rights Violation Attorney
Holding Law Enforcement Officers Accountable for Their Misconduct
Every person in this country is afforded civil rights, those that protect them from being subjected to any discriminatory or unfair practices. Unfortunately, although laws concerning these rights are in place, that does not mean they can't or won't be violated. Not only is it possible to be subjected to a civil rights violation, but the unlawful conduct could also be committed by the very people entrusted to uphold them: law enforcement officials.
If you've been subjected to a civil rights violation, you might not know how to hold the responsible party accountable, especially if it was a police officer who committed the offense against you. At The Law Offices of Elliot S. Kay, our attorney is here to help you through the legal process of ensuring your rights are protected and working toward getting the justice you deserve.
Discuss your case with our team today by calling (646) 759-9233.
Types of Civil Rights Violations
The Amendments to the U.S. Constitution provide various protections for people in this country. For instance, the First Amendment allows people to freely express themselves, and the Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. If a law enforcement official denies you those or any other right afforded to you, they could be accused of committing a civil rights violation.
Some of the most common civil rights violations include:
- False arrests
- False imprisonment
- Illegal searches and seizures
- Police brutality
- Racial profiling
- Wrongful convictions
- Cruel and unusual punishments
Federal law 42 U.S. Code § 1983 provides that a law enforcement official could be held financially liable for damages resulting from their misconduct.
Helping Protect Your Rights
If you have been subjected to police misconduct, reach out to The Law Offices of Elliot S. Kay today. We do not stand for such injustice and are ready to listen to your side of the story. From the moment you retain the services of our Bronx criminal defense attorney, we will work on crafting a compelling legal strategy for your unique situation.