Law enforcement officers are sworn to protect citizens and are often tasked with handling dangerous, life-threatening situations. While most are well-trained and prepared to handle these challenging situations, they sometimes overstep their boundaries and act with more force than necessary in a situation. This includes police officers, highway patrol, prison guards and other law enforcement officials who may be responsible for things like:
If you have suffered police brutality or false arrest, contact us today to speak to an experienced police misconduct attorney at Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C. We will fight for the compensation you deserve due to law enforcement overstepping the boundaries of their authority and causing physical or emotional harm.
Police brutality and false arrest claims must follow a strict timeline, so contact one of our police misconduct attorneys as soon as possible after the incident to start your claim. We have extensive experience and will guide you through the process and discuss any obstacles you might face in the legal system. Your initial consultation with our police misconduct attorney is always free, and we don’t get paid until you do. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you or set up a Zoom consultation. Call 718-380-7440 today or fill out our contact form to speak with a police misconduct attorney today.
You need an attorney because these cases are often met with significant resistance. It is not uncommon for other officers to be reluctant to provide testimony, for example. Beyond that, you could probably expect the other side of your case to argue minute details of procedure. They would probably go well beyond statutes and regulations, citing cases that could be similar to yours. You need someone with the knowledge and experience to unravel these arguments.
Our police brutality lawyers understand what you are up against. They are here to explain the process, organize your case and help you make the choices that secure the best possible outcome in terms of compensation.
The law says that a public servant (which includes law enforcement personnel) is guilty of misconduct when:
“Unauthorized acts” include:
Yes! A free consultation to discuss your case is available either in person, on the phone, or via Zoom. There is no fee to hire us, because we only get paid when you get paid.
Several steps will improve events if you are confronted by the police:
If an NYPD officer stops you while driving a car, it’s helpful to turn the vehicle off, put the keys on the dashboard, and place both hands on the steering wheel.
If a police officer approaches you and begins to ask you questions, the first thing you need to determine is whether or not you’re being detained.
Politely ask the officer am I being detained? If the officer says no, Then ask in that case, am I free to leave, if they say yes, walk away.
If they say no, That means you are being detained.
If you’re being detained, say if I’m being detained, I won’t answer any questions without my lawyer present.
If they continue to question you, just remain silent or continue to say I don’t answer any questions without a lawyer.
This will be the hardest part, but soldier on. If they give you any orders besides answering questions, obey them, even if you believe that they have no reason to be stopping you.
If they ask you for your ID, since you are not operating a car, and New York is not a Stop and ID state. You don’t need to provide it.
However, if you have nothing to hide, providing your ID might make the detainment go faster.
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