In the past several years, the reality of police brutality has come to the forefront of the country’s attention. We have handled many cases of human rights abuse in our community, as well as several instances of high-profile cases. If you believe you have a case, we would be glad to represent you in your pursuit of justice. Please give our Long Island civil rights lawyer, Michaelangelo Matera, today to set up a free consultation to get started.
Defining Police Brutality
There are many examples of police brutality. You have a lot of rights that can be violated when a police officer or law enforcement agent abuses their power. The following are some examples of scenarios that would warrant reaching out to a civil rights lawyer.
Racial profiling is reason enough to call a lawyer. An example would be if you are suspected of a crime based on your race or ethnicity.
Just with their words, a police officer can violate your rights. If they threaten to harm you, verbally abuse you, force a confession out of you, or intimidate you into action, that is a violation of your human rights.
Sexual abuse and assault have accounted for many cases against police officers. Police officers have been reported to coerce sexual acts from citizens, try to persuade them to have sex in exchange for being let go, and even rape them. This is a horrible reality that many people, in particular women, have to face.
The word “brutality” is a hot word in discussions of police because of the physical violence they wrongfully use against people. The country has become familiar with many significant cases of beatings, chokings, and killings that police wrongfully committed.
What Damages Am I Entitled To?
When you are pursuing a claim against a law enforcement agent or department, you are going to be pursuing money damages for the police brutality that you have suffered.
Every case is going to be different. You are going to have varying results depending on what happened to you and how your rights were violated.
The fact that your rights were violated is reason enough to receive compensation in the eyes of the court, for the most part. You are also very likely to receive money damages for any pain and suffering that you have been through physically and mentally.
If you want to learn more about the damages you can receive in your case, we would be happy to set up a free consultation for you right away.
Cost of Hiring a Police Brutality Lawyer
One thing that you should know about hiring a lawyer for a civil rights case is that you do not owe us a penny unless we win your case. We operate to win you justice with the intent of only getting paid once we get you the compensation that you are entitled to. We handle all of the costs of your case.
We often hear from clients that they were worried about not being able to afford a lawyer to represent their case. We never want someone to assume that they cannot reach out to a lawyer because of the cost. This common misconception has likely kept a lot of victims from pursuing justice.
We also offer free consultations for you to meet with our lawyer. This consultation can give you a chance to determine if you do, in fact, have a case.
Call Our Long Island Police Brutality Lawyer
If you believe you have become a victim of police brutality, please do not hesitate to give our Long Island civil rights lawyer a call to set up a free consultation right away. We have experience handling high-profile cases of human rights abuse in our community. We would like to help you get justice after your rights have been violated. Please call our office right away.