Civil Rights & Human Rights
Police brutality is all too common in New York and around the country. It is a problem that is getting worse, not better. Pursuing compensation when police or prosecutors have mistreated you is an uphill battle. Qualified immunity provides a powerful tool they use to escape liability for wrongdoing. Fighting for your civil rights can be daunting on your own. We can help you navigate the complicated procedures involved in pursuing a civil rights claim against the police.
Recent changes in the law may have made it easier to prove your claim against police in New York. We can work with you to evaluate the strength of your claim and make an informed decision as to whether or not to pursue compensation.
Many claims require quick action to preserve your rights. The earlier you get an attorney involved, the more likely you are to protect your claim. Waiting too long to bring a claim can mean you lose your right to compensation altogether. It is never too early to get a lawyer involved in your case. Don’t wait to call us for a consultation to evaluate whether or not you have a claim.
A. Your criminal defense attorney is working with you in criminal court to make sure you don’t end up with a criminal record or at least minimize the impact your criminal record will have on your life.
In order to recover for injuries or other damages caused by a violation of your civil rights during the investigation, arrest, or prosecution of your case, you need a civil litigator to file a claim in a different court.
A. You may have as little as 90 days from the time of the incident to file a Notice of Claim with New York City or New York State. It can be unclear in some cases when these 90 days start to run. You should file that notice well before the 90 days.
A. Qualified Immunity is intended to protect officers and prosecutors from malicious claims by people who didn’t like that they were prosecuted. It has turned into a loophole that protects corrupt cops and bad prosecutors.
A. We will work with you and advise you about whether you have a
viable claim. If we think we can win your case, we will discuss with you
a contingency fee arrangement.