The government cannot deprive you of your life, liberty or property without due process of law. Police and other government officials must respect your civil rights in every encounter. In some instances, though, the police or other government officials go beyond what is legal. The result is a violation of your civil rights. If that happens, the civil rights attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers can help.
Remedies for Civil Rights Violations
Any interaction with a government official could lead to a civil rights violation. Individual police and corrections officers may overstep their authority and engage in unlawful and harmful conduct. In some cases, entire police or sheriff's departments engage in systematic civil rights violations. In any situation involving a violation of your civil rights, Rittgers & Rittgers attorneys are ready to hold authorities accountable. We can help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Additionally, our civil rights attorneys are ready to work with you to make sure that these types of incidents never happen again. We have decades of experience fighting against abusive police departments, sheriff's departments, jails and prisons. We have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims.
Our Civil Rights Practice
Our civil rights attorneys counsel and represent people in the following types of civil rights cases:
- Unjustified police shootings
- Wrongful death
- Unjustified use of Tasers by police
- Excessive use of force by police
- Excessive use of force by jail or prison officials
- Police brutality
- Illegal searches and seizures
- Failure to provide proper medical treatment to jail or prison inmates
- Failure to prevent assaults by other inmates
- False arrest
If you or someone you love has had his or her civil rights violated, call us at 513-932-2115 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation with our civil rights attorneys.