Providing You Options When False Arrest Occurs
New York police officers sometimes become overzealous and use illegal tactics, including arresting or detaining individuals without cause. If you were unlawfully arrested, or if you were a victim of racial profiling and were unfairly targeted for a stop and frisk, you may deserve financial compensation.
At Sivin & Miller, LLP Attorneys at Law, in New York, we aggressively represent those who have been falsely arrested or unlawfully detained throughout the New York City area. If police stopped you without justification, even if it was for just a few minutes, you may have a case against them that entitles you to receive compensation.
Fighting For Compensation When False Arrest Occurs
We have recovered settlements and court awards for individuals who have been victims of a variety of unlawful procedures on the part of police, including:
- False arrest
- Use of excessive force
- Illegal detention
- Racial profiling
- Illegal search and seizure
- Manufactured evidence
- Wrongful and malicious prosecution
The New York Police Department disclosed that it conducted more than 200,000 stop-and-frisk checks in the first three months of 2012, placing Mayor Bloomberg’s administration on course for the largest number of annual stops in the 10 years the department has been measuring them.
Experience In Handling Wrongful Arrest Cases
Unlawful arrests and illegal search and seizure cases are extremely complicated. Many firms, when they accept a case in this area, refer them to us because of our experience. We have thorough knowledge of proper police procedure and your civil rights. We are familiar with the ways that police push beyond the boundaries of what is legal and know how to argue these cases in court.
If you are a victim of false arrest or racial profiling, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. We will investigate at the scene of the incident to see if there are witnesses who will strengthen your case. Often, we discover that someone videotaped the incident, and we are able to retrieve the video to present as evidence.
In addition to suspects, law officers frequently mistreat a person’s family members or friends, as well as other witnesses. We can speak with others at the scene who may have information that is helpful.
Call Today To Schedule A Free Consultation
If you have questions for New York false arrest attorneys, call us today. We offer a free consultation during which we can answer most of your questions.
We accept these cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t collect unless we successfully recover a settlement for you, either through a negotiated settlement or a court judgment.