New Jersey and New York Civil Rights and Police Misconduct Lawyers
At SK Law, we believe in upholding the rights granted to every citizen by the U.S. Constitution. Those rights include freedom of speech, due process, and equal treatment under the law in regards to life, liberty, property, and protection. In addition, federal statues provide additional rights and protection to people based on things outside of their control.
Unfortunately, those rights aren’t always respected or upheld by employers, police officers, or the legal system. If you or someone you love were the victim of a civil rights violation, it’s important to get an experienced legal team on your side. Our New York and New Jersey civil rights and police misconduct attorneys are ready to fight for you.
Common Civil Rights Violations
Civil rights violations can occur both in the private world and the legal world. Some examples of civil rights violations include:
- Discrimination—Due to federal statutes like Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers are forbidden from discriminating against employees or jobseekers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and disability status.
- Due process violations—Both the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution protect citizens from due process violations. Due process is designed to bring an element of fairness to the legal system, and when that right is violated, people deserve compensation.
Other civil rights violations include First Amendment violations, Fair Housing Act violations, wrongful convictions, and wrongful detention. If you were the victim of any civil rights violation in New York or New Jersey, SK Law wants to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Common Police Misconduct Cases
Police officers in America are supposed to keep us safe from harm, but when they overstep their bounds, they can put people in danger and infringe on their rights. Types of police misconduct include:
- Excessive force and brutality—Police are authorized to use force to protect themselves and others, but when they use it in unwarranted situations, they put people’s health and lives at risk.
- Illegal searches—In most cases, police need warrants to search people’s homes or possessions. When they do so without acquiring warrants, they may be in violation of constitutional rights.
We also help people who are victims of false arrest and illegal detention, racial profiling, jail custody abuse and neglect, and false charges. The police misconduct attorneys at SK Law are committed to protecting the rights of citizens like you, and we’re not afraid to hold law enforcement officers accountable when they fail to respect your rights.
We Stand Up for Citizens’ Rights in New Jersey and New York
At SK Law, five core principles serve as the foundation for everything we do. We call it the SK Way, and it’s our promise to provide you with highest level of service throughout the life of your case. If you were the victim of a civil rights violation or police misconduct, you may feel like the odds are stacked against you—but our New York and New Jersey attorneys are here to help. Contact us today at 1-866-909-6894 for a free case review and let us help you protect your rights.