Defend Your Civil Rights With Our Experienced Team
It is an unfortunate reality that here in the United States, people are not always treated as they are legally supposed to be. Despite the guarantees of our civil rights codified in the U.S. Constitution, our Illinois State Constitution and numerous federal laws, many individuals will find themselves unfairly treated by police civil rights violations. That is why you need to speak with a civil rights violations lawyer. Only an experienced police brutality lawyer can help you know what your options are.
Our team of criminal defense attorneys at Greenberg Trial Lawyers are committed to assisting clients that have had their civil rights violated by the police and other public officials in the criminal justice system. We have over three decades of experience fighting for our clients in state and federal court, and we are prepared to represent you if you have had your rights violated.
A Civil Rights Violations Lawyer Can Help You If You Have Been A Victim Of Police Abuses
When you have had your civil rights violated by the police, you do have a remedy. Under federal law, you can file a civil claim against the police officers and other public officials who participated in the violation of your rights. This is called a section 1983 lawsuit, authorized under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The common types of violations that exist are excessive use of force, illegal arrests, unlawful searches and seizures, and racial profiling.
The remedies that you can obtain for a section 1983 violation are normally compensatory and punitive damages, meant to repair the harm done to you with money, calculated to be proportionate to the harm or losses that you suffered. Our team of attorneys are skilled in preparing and bringing clients with civil rights violations to trial, and our commitment to our clients means that we will aggressively pursue every opportunity and avenue throughout the course of the litigation to assist you.
Call Our Office Today To Get Justice
Our team is standing by to help you, so if you believe that your civil rights may have been violated, then call Greenberg Trial Lawyers. Dial or complete our online form here to schedule an initial consultation today.