Santa Rosa Police Misconduct Lawyer
Law enforcement lives to protect and serve. But sometimes an officer acts outside of their duties and violates our rights. If you or a loved one were the victim of police misconduct, the Santa Rosa police misconduct lawyer at the Law Office of Kasra Parsad may be able to help you recover financially. We can help with the legal process by answering your claims-related questions and helping you obtain the compensation you deserve.
What is Police Misconduct?
There is no doubt law enforcement has a dangerous job. Although many law enforcement officers perform their duties in compliance with the law and the U.S. Constitution, with honor, courtesy, and respect, sometimes their conduct can be illegal or inappropriate. Put simply, police misconduct happens when an officer commits acts outside the scope of their authority. Misconduct such as excessive force, false arrests, unlawful detentions, and unlawful searches are common forms of police misconduct.
If an injury or death happens because of law enforcement misconduct or overreaction, they can be held liable for their actions under both state and federal law. Our Santa Rosa police misconduct lawyer can help clients whose civil rights were violated by the police and caused a severe injury or death.
The Fourth Amendment Protects Against Police Misconduct
The Fourth Amendment in its entirety states:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Violations of the Fourth Amendment often arise in connection with police misconduct such as false arrests, unlawful detentions, unreasonable searches, and the use of excessive force. The Santa Rosa police misconduct lawyer at the Law Office of Kasra Parsad can evaluate your potential claim of police misconduct to see whether your Fourth Amendment rights were violated. If your Fourth Amendment rights were violated by the government, we may be able to vindicate your rights through a suppression motion to suppress illegally obtained evidence, or by filing a civil rights lawsuit.
A Civil Rights Lawsuit Can Remedy Police Misconduct
If you were the victim of police misconduct, a civil rights lawsuit can remedy the injury you suffered. Our Santa Rosa police misconduct lawyer can file a section 1983 lawsuit for violations of your civil rights in federal court, or a Tom Bane Civil Rights Act lawsuit for violation of your civil rights in California state court.
What Damages Can I Recover?
Like personal injury lawsuits, victims of police misconduct are entitled to compensation. These damages can be characterized as economic and noneconomic damages.
- Past/future medical expenses
- Lost past income
- Decreased ability to earn income in the future
- Household help, services and expenses
- Property damage
- The extent/nature of the injury;
- Disability, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life;
- Mental, physical, and emotional suffering; and
- Loss of companionship between parents and children.
How Can a Santa Rosa Police Misconduct Lawyer Help?
Law enforcement has a tough job. They live to serve and protect. Sadly, they do not follow their promise all the time. At our firm, we believe you and your family should not have to accept being victims of police misconduct without a fight. You and your loved ones deserve justice, answer, closure, and the right compensation when the government violates your civil rights. The Law Office of Kasra Parsad can help explain the requirements and guide you throughout the process. As soon as possible, you’ll want to contact our Santa Rosa police misconduct lawyer to assess your options. You never know how a competent lawyer may be able to help you, so there is nothing to lose by getting in touch with our office. Our complimentary consultation comes at no cost and we work diligently on your behalf.
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