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Police Misconduct Attorney New York, NY

There are many members of the New York City Police Department who admirably serve the public under tough circumstances, work hard and do the right thing. Unfortunately, there are also the bad apples – police officers who abuse their authority, make unjustified arrests, and commit acts of violence against the public.

Police Misconduct Attorney New York, NY with an illustration of a policeman giving a driver a traffic violation ticketState and federal laws protect the rights of people who are abused, brutalized, or improperly arrested by the police. Civil cases for monetary damages against the police department and its members can be brought under state law for false arrest, assault and battery, and malicious prosecution, and under federal law for violations of civil rights under the United States Constitution. If you’re the victim of an unjust arrest, a bogus warrant, or physical assault by the police, you must act to protect your rights and ensure that you receive proper treatment for your physical and psychological injuries.

Cases against the police department involve special areas of law and are defended aggressively by City lawyers. For these reasons, the success of your case depends on your choice of legal representation. To get vindication of your rights and full compensation on your claims, you need attorneys by your side that are knowledgeable about civil rights law, assault and battery claims, and police practices. At Blitz Law Group, we have significant experience litigating and trying police misconduct cases.

If you’ve been assaulted, brutalized, falsely arrested, or imprisoned by the police, please call us immediately. You have a limited time to file a claim and your choice about whether or not to take a plea or an “ACD” can substantially affect your ability to bring a lawsuit. Before any time passes, contact us to learn what rights you have under state and federal law.

Police Misconduct: When You Need an Attorney

When a person is wrongfully treated by police officers, it can be an incredibly traumatic experience leading to the need for a New York, NY police misconduct attorney to represent you. Unfortunately, police misconduct is an all too common occurrence, and when it happens, the person affected may need legal representation in order to seek justice. If you or someone you know has been the victim of police misconduct, it’s important to get help from a qualified attorney who can work to protect your rights and pursue your case; contact one today at Blitz Law Group, LLP for help.

Excessive Force

Excessive force is one of the most common examples of police misconduct. It occurs when a police officer uses unreasonable and unnecessary physical force against a person or property. Excessive force can involve beatings, pepper spray, tasers, chokeholds, and other forms of physical force. While it is understandable that officers may sometimes need to use force to protect themselves or the public, excessive force is never acceptable. In order to determine if an officer’s use of force was excessive, courts will consider factors such as the severity of the crime, whether the suspect was resisting arrest, and whether the suspect posed an immediate threat. If a police officer is found to have used excessive force, he or she may be liable for civil or criminal penalties.

False Arrest

False arrest is an act of restraint on a person’s freedom of movement without legal justification. This can include being detained against one’s will, wrongfully being held in jail, or being forced to comply with certain laws or regulations. It’s a form of police misconduct that violates a person’s Fourth Amendment rights.  In the United States, any arrest must be supported by probable cause. If a person is arrested without probable cause, it’s likely the arrest was false. The person arrested must be released from custody and have their charges dropped.

Fabricating Evidence

Fabricating evidence occurs when officers falsify evidence or plant it in order to incriminate a suspect. This can include planting drugs or weapons on someone or creating false reports or witness statements. It is an egregious violation of a suspect’s rights and should be taken seriously. If you believe that you have been a victim of fabricating evidence, contact a New York police misconduct attorney right away. You may be entitled to compensation for your experience and can take action to hold the responsible officers accountable.

Malicious Prosecution

Malicious prosecution is a type of police misconduct that occurs when a police officer or other law enforcement official initiates a baseless criminal case against someone. This is done in order to wrongfully charge the individual with a crime, even though there is no evidence of any wrongdoing. It is illegal for law enforcement officials to willfully abuse their power to target innocent people.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is the legal term for when an individual dies due to the negligence or wrongful act of another. In most cases, this includes police misconduct and can be grounds for a civil lawsuit. When an officer uses excessive force, disregards an individual’s rights, or engages in other forms of misconduct, it can result in a wrongful death. The family of the deceased can then sue the officer and/or the department responsible for the death.

If you have been subject to mistreatment by the police, contact a New York police misconduct attorney at Blitz Law Group, LLP for help.

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Rachelle Nash-GordonRachelle Nash-Gordon
06:36 23 Apr 21
Justin Blitz and I have been friends for many years. I give him and his firm the highest review possible.Justin told me, “if i can ever be of help to you don’t hesitate to call me”.I have referred cases of friends and family members to Justin for his help and he always responded in a prompt and professional manner. He has a great deal of experience in the New York Court System and a vast knowledge of the law.There are many lawyers in New York City, Justin is one of the best and more importantly, Justin is a lawyer I can trust.
Tomas GonzalezTomas Gonzalez
17:15 17 Feb 21
I’m very grateful for the Schulman Blitz law firm. They took my case and handled it in a very responsible way. I couldn’t be more happy with the end results. They addressed all my concerns and I was always treated with respect. Again I’m very grateful for the whole Schulman Blitz team. God bless you all. You are a wonderful law firm
Nathan LorenzoNathan Lorenzo
02:03 25 Dec 20
Best law firm in New York. They made me feel supported throughout the entire case. They addressed all of my questions and concerns promptly. They kept me informed of the progress of my case. They make you feel and show with their actions that they have your best interest at heart. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend Schulman Blitz to anyone who is looking for a law firm, which will fight for your rights and will do its utmost to get you the maximum compensation that you deserve. Forget the rest, Schulman Blitz is the best!
Javier VasquezJavier Vasquez
14:35 24 Dec 20
Fred and Justin were there for me from the very beginning to the end. They made sure that I had no worries while I was recovering from my injuries and helped me along the way. Every question that I asked was answered truthfully. They made me feel like family and even after my settlement they have kept in contact with me. I have even referred Fred and Justin to a few friends that had positive results in their cases. These guys make you feel like family because they treat you like family. Schulman Blitz are the best lawyers in town because of their professional understanding and good value and how they make their clients feel comfortable knowing that they are in good hands.
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08:13 23 Dec 20
I absolutely love Schulman Blitz! This firm is wonderful and prides it’s self on professionalism. I’ve had the pleasure of working with various people from this firm (Justin Blitz, Thomas etc.) and they take care of everything and never leave you second guessing! Also their communication is impeccable and as you’ll see the most work you’ll have to do is to pick up your phone and they’ll handle the rest! Outstanding team of people! New York’s best kept secret! C.I