Get Help Protecting Your Rights
If you were a victim of police misconduct, your constitutional rights have been violated. Whether you were wrongfully arrested or suffered injury due to police brutality, it can be difficult to deal with the sense of injustice.
In some cases, the officers involved acted with malice; in others, they were not properly trained. Regardless of why, if the police have violated your civil rights, they need to be held accountable for their actions. By working with an attorney, you can bring a legal claim for compensation in state or federal court.
Resolving Civil Rights Violations In Pennsylvania
There are numerous complexities and nuances in these cases, including notification requirements to the involved municipality. Not all personal injury attorneys are equipped to handle these cases — so it is important to work with a law firm that has specific experience in civil rights injury claims.
At Worth, Magee & Fisher, we have a specific practice dedicated to your constitutional and civil rights violations. We can help you fight for compensation to address medical expenses, lost wages due to an inability to work, pain and suffering, and the indignity of an unlawful arrest.
Those responsible may be required to pay your attorney’s fees, and there may be circumstances under which you can collect punitive damages. Each case is different. To understand your rights and options, we encourage you to contact our law firm to discuss:
- Excessive use of force
- Illegal arrest/false arrest
- Illegal detention
- Illegal incarceration
Do I Still Have A Civil Rights Case If I Am Accused Or Convicted Of A Crime?
If you are convicted of the crime associated with your constitutional rights violation, you will lose the right to file some legal claims, such as wrongful arrest and prosecution. You may still be able to pursue certain other claims, however, such as those involving excessive force.
Our law firm can help with both your criminal charge and your constitutional rights claim. Attorney Brian Collins handles our criminal defense matters and attorney Robert Magee leads our civil rights practice. Both are experienced attorneys in their respective fields of practice and have had great success obtaining favorable outcomes.
Contact Our Law Firm For Help With Your Constitutional Rights Claim
As your legal counsel, we are here to listen to your side of the story. We know that going up against the police department can seem intimidating, especially if you have been convicted of a crime. However, you must remember that we all have the same constitutional rights. If yours have been violated, let us fight for justice on your behalf.
We represent clients throughout the Lehigh Valley. Our firm has offices in Allentown and Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Both locations have convenient onsite parking and are ADA-accessible.