Civil Rights Violations in Albuquerque
Police Misconduct and Excessive Force in Albuquerque
In some cases, arresting officers will use excessive force during arrest. Under the United States Constitution, you are protected from police brutality and misconduct. If you feel that your rights were infringed upon and that you are facing injuries from excessive force, you may be able to receive compensation. Regardless of the crime that you are accused of committing, you have rights and if your rights were violated, you need to work with an Albuquerque criminal defense attorney from The Romero Law Firm, P.A. immediately.
Under Title 42 of the United States Code, the portion known as Section 1983, civil rights of individuals are protected from misconduct by law enforcement officials. It is unlawful for any arresting officer or enforcer of the law to act in a manner that deprives or restricts the rights of any person. Police misconduct can take many forms, including but not limited to:
- Police brutality
- Malicious prosecution
- False arrest/false imprisonment
- Use of excessive force
- Police beatings
- Taser abuse
- Police shootings
In most police stops today's world, where nearly everyone has a cell phone capable of recording video and where surveillance cameras cover a large area of Albuquerque, police arrests are almost always videotaped. When we represent a client who claims to have been a victim of police misconduct, we are often able to use video evidence and police documents to build the case and hold the officer accountable.
Albuquerque Civil Rights Lawyer for Police Misconduct Claims
If you were affected by police misconduct or your civil rights have been infringed upon under color of law, it is absolutely imperative that you act quickly to retain legal counsel. Even if you are under investigation or have been charged with a criminal offense, this may strongly help the defense of your case. Our team is not afraid to go to trial for your and we will begin immediately in investigating every aspect of your arrest. Our founding attorney has the qualifications you want on your side — see for yourself!
Some law enforcement officials are immune from lawsuits, but by working with our firm, we will help you attack any wrongdoing on your behalf. Claims may be filed against the police or sheriff's department, which can help bring you justice and financial compensation for the wrongs you have suffered. Contact the team at The Romero Law Firm, P.A. today and speak with an Albuquerque attorney now! We offer
free case evaluations to all clients, so do not hesitate to call.