Justice for Victims of Excessive Force
The police are required to comply with the laws of the state when a defendant is in custody. Unfortunately, with certain individual law enforcement officers, they take advantage of their position of authority to inflict harm through excessive force. This can be a very dangerous situation for the victim, as they have no way to protect themselves from the harmful acts and can be seriously injured by illegal excessive force and police brutality. If you or a loved one has been the victim of excessive force, it is critical that you contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney at once to seek justice on behalf of the injured. At the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege, the legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims in such cases, and you can be assured that an aggressive legal action will be taken against those responsible, including the officers involved and the city.
Excessive Force Cases in Chicago, Cicero, Berwyn and Evanston
Dealing with the aftermath of police misconduct or other harmful act is frightening and in some cases, the victim of the illegal act is seriously injured. These cases are particularly dangerous as one expects that law enforcement is going to act within the restrictions of the laws of the state, and the victim has no way to protect themselves from these acts while in custody. Such acts have been found to take place in jail, prison, and during the arrest process. It is critical that you act quickly if you or a loved one has been the victim of police brutality or excessive force. The documentation of the injuries inflicted by the illegal acts is important, and fast action is necessary in any such case.
Those who have been victimized by the use of excessive force are protected by law while in custody or under the control of prison guards, police or other law enforcement personnel. When the system fails and an individual is injured, those responsible for such illegal acts must be brought to justice. No one is above the law, including the police. Act now and contact the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege to assist you with your case of excessive force.
Contact a Chicago criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege today.