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Dedicated to Protecting Your Civil Rights From Police

If you believe that your civil rights have been violated, it is essential to seek legal representation from a law firm that specializes in handling civil rights cases. We are committed to fighting for justice and holding accountable those who infringe upon your rights. We have a deep understanding of Section 1983 claims and can provide you with the advocacy and support you need to pursue your case effectively against the New York City Police Department, New York State Police and every local police agency.

Section 1983 of the United States Code is a powerful tool designed to protect individuals from the violation of their civil rights by state or local government officials. It allows you to bring a lawsuit against these officials when they act under color of law to deprive you of your constitutional rights in either federal or New York State Court.

False Arrest Claims

One common type of claim under Section 1983 is false arrest. False arrest occurs when a person is wrongfully detained or arrested without probable cause or a valid legal basis. If you have been subjected to false arrest, you may be entitled to compensation for the violation of your Fourth Amendment rights, which protect you from unreasonable searches and seizures.

To prevail in a false arrest claim, we must demonstrate that the arresting police officer lacked probable cause, meaning there was no reasonable belief that you committed a crime.

Malicious Prosecution Claims

Malicious prosecution is another actionable claim under Section 1983. It occurs when a person is prosecuted without probable cause, and the prosecution is driven by malicious intent or a wrongful motive. If you have been subjected to malicious prosecution, you may be entitled to compensation for the harm caused to your reputation, emotional distress, and other damages.

To succeed in a malicious prosecution claim, we must demonstrate that the prosecution was initiated without probable cause, that it was motivated by malice or improper purposes, and that the case was terminated in your favor.

Excessive Force Claims

Excessive force claims under Section 1983 arise when law enforcement officers use force that is unreasonable or disproportionate to the circumstances. These claims often involve incidents of police brutality or misconduct, where officers employ unnecessary or excessive force, resulting in physical injury or emotional trauma.

Monell Claims Against Municipalities

In addition to individual claims against government officials, Section 1983 allows for Monell claims, which hold municipalities or government entities responsible for civil rights violations committed by their employees. Under a Monell claim, we can seek compensation for the actions of police departments, corrections facilities, or other government agencies that have policies, customs, or practices that contributed to the violation of your rights.

Proving a Monell claim can be complex, as it requires demonstrating that the violation of your rights resulted from an official policy, custom, or failure to train or supervise employees. We have the expertise to navigate Monell claims successfully.

When seeking legal representation for civil rights violations under Section 1983, choosing the right law firm is crucial. We have extensive experience in handling Section 1983 claims, including false arrest, malicious prosecution, excessive force and Monell claims. We are well-versed in the intricacies of civil rights law and have a track record of success in advocating for our clients.

We understand that civil rights violations can have a significant impact on your life. That’s why we provide personalized attention to every client. We will listen to your story, understand your unique circumstances, and tailor our legal strategies to your specific needs. We take a comprehensive approach to every case. We are dedicated advocates for our clients and will fight relentlessly to protect their rights. We understand the emotional toll that civil rights violations can take on individuals and their families. We provide compassionate support throughout the legal process, ensuring that you feel heard, supported, and empowered.

If you believe your civil rights have been violated by police, do not hesitate to seek legal guidance. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free and confidential consultation. We will review the details of your case, explain your rights and legal options, and provide you with the guidance you need to move forward.

Remember, time is of the essence when pursuing civil rights claims. Don’t delay in seeking legal representation. Our dedicated team is here to stand up for your rights and fight for the justice you deserve.

Contact The Law Firm of Andrew M. Stengel

Contact us via the live chat below, through our contact form here, or call us at  (212) 634-9222. Case consultations are free and confidential, and you will speak with Andrew M. Stengel directly.

Our offices are located at 11 Broadway, Suite 715, New York, NY 10004, and we handle cases throughout New York City, Nassau, Westchester and throughout New York State.