Police Misconduct Attorneys: Police Brutality Lawyers
Have your civilian rights been violated? You may be a victim of police misconduct. This includes wrongful arrests and unwarranted force in the form of police brutality and unfounded police shootings.
At Patino & Associates we’re here to help. Our police misconduct attorneys represent victims whose civil rights have been violated, and no firm has a higher success rate in pursuing justice for victims of police misconduct and civil rights violations.
What Are Your Civil Rights?
The civil rights established by the United States Constitution derive from the following:
- The Fourth Amendment: Protects you against illegal searches and seizures and police brutality. We have been successful in managing these ‘civil rights’ cases, as well as unlawful arrest and wrongful conviction cases, which frequently involve violations of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment’s “due process of law” clauses.
- The First Amendment: Guarantees freedom of speech and offers protection against retaliation. This is especially applicable to whistleblower cases—also known as a qui tam lawsuit.
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Prohibits federal and state governments and employers from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Our police misconduct attorneys are dedicated to helping you secure damages for civil rights violations. We are skilled in litigating civil rights cases involving all forms of misconduct and fraud by police and prosecutors, including:
- Wrongful convictions
- Police shootings
- Police brutality
- Unlawful arrests
- Unlawful searches and seizures
As citizens, we depend on the local police force in cities and municipalities across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and West Palm Beach Counties to keep us safe and protect our constitutional rights. However, this isn’t always the case and excessive force is used by poorly trained, overworked or understaffed members of a municipal police force. When practical and customary police policies and procedures are not followed, private citizens often become the victims of police misconduct.
Miami area police misconduct attorney Ralph Patino has taken a stance against Florida municipalities and federal agencies in cases where police and law enforcement misconduct resulted in personal injury and wrongful death. If you or someone you know has been the victim of police brutality or police misconduct, contact the attorneys at Patino & Associates. We can help you in police abuse matters relating to:
- Due process violations
- Excessive force or brutality
- False arrest
- Illegal detention
- Negligent retention
- Police evidence storage and handling
- Racial Profiling
- Search and seizure violations
- Sexual abuse
- Suspect interrogation and interviews
- Taser-like weapons and stun gun abuse
- Warrantless searches
Examples of our police misconduct cases include:
- Cesar Augusto Radar vs. Miami-Dade County, 2005, Miami-Dade County
- Peter Michael Daniel vs. City of Sweetwater, 2005, Miami-Dade County
- Felix Beltran vs. Collier County, 2007, Collier County
At the police misconduct law firm of Patino & Associates, we have the experience and know-how it takes to prepare a proper police misconduct case, and we will make every effort to guarantee you receive just compensation. You can also reach us by phone at 305-443-6163 or complete an online form.