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Marko Law Firm

Civil Right Attorney in Troy, Michigan

Advocating for Civil Rights: Support from a Discrimination Attorney in Michigan

Ensuring equal treatment for all individuals, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, or other factors, is a fundamental responsibility of authorities. While the majority of law enforcement officers fulfill this duty diligently, there are instances where civil rights violations occur, undermining the credibility of the policing system. At Marko Law, our commitment lies in upholding fair, effective, and trustworthy law enforcement. By holding officers accountable for unlawful arrests, detentions, and other violations, we send a powerful message that discriminatory behavior will not be tolerated.

With a track record of winning numerous jury trials and securing millions in compensation for our clients, we are widely recognized and respected as one of the leading civil rights firms in Michigan. Specializing in civil rights legislation, we represent individual clients as well as groups involved in class action suits, seeking justice for those whose rights have been violated.

The United States Constitution guarantees specific civil rights and individual liberties to every American citizen. However, defending these rights in court, whether for an individual or a group, can be complex and challenging. Our team of lawyers are proven experts in this field, boasting decades of experience successfully advocating for the civil rights of our clients.

Instances of Wrongful or Unlawful Arrest

When alleging unlawful arrest, it is crucial to demonstrate that an officer exceeded their authority in one of the following ways:

Arrest Without Cause – One common claim in cases of false arrest is that the officer violated your Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against unreasonable search and seizure. To make a lawful arrest, an officer must have a warrant or have personally witnessed you committing a misdemeanor or felony offense. If we can prove that the arresting officer lacked reasonable grounds to believe you had committed a crime, they are guilty of arresting you without probable cause.

Excessive Force – If an officer caused you significant harm during your apprehension, they are guilty of using excessive force. This charge is not contingent upon the purpose of the arrest. Even if there was a valid reason for detaining you, the use of any amount of force is unjustified.

At Marko Law, we possess a comprehensive understanding of what constitutes probable cause, what level of force is considered reasonable, and other crucial factors in cases of unlawful arrest.

We handle a wide range of civil rights cases, including but not limited to:

  • Unlawful arrest and wrongful conviction
  • Law enforcement misconduct and brutality
  • Illegal searches and seizures
  • Unconstitutional prison conditions
  • Hate crimes
  • Protection of whistleblower rights
  • Violations of freedom of speech and association
  • Voter discrimination and illegal election practices

If you believe your civil rights have been violated, we will thoroughly evaluate your case and skillfully advocate or litigate to defend and preserve those rights.

Have You Experienced Unlawful Apprehension Due to Discrimination?

While theoretically, all residents of Michigan are equal under the law, in practice, law enforcement officials often consider race as a factor when apprehending, detaining, and prosecuting civilians. At Marko Law, we pay close attention to claims of racial discrimination. We examine not only the specific circumstances of your detention but also the officer's background and past actions. If we uncover evidence of discrimination, we will do everything within our power to hold the responsible police officer accountable.

For legal assistance and guidance regarding civil rights violations or any other offenses, reach out to Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW today.

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