New York Civil Rights Attorneys
Seek Justice for Government & Police Abuse – (516) 714-5975
police brutality, racial profiling, and other civil rights violations in NYC can turn to
The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP for help. We are a civil rights law
firm serving all of New York and New Jersey.
Why Contact The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP?
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- A Team Committed to Helping You Seek Justice
Driven by an uncompromising will to help our clients seek justice for the
wrongs committed against them, our civil rights attorneys in NYC can be
trusted to fight against all types of civil rights violations and abuses.
Every case we handle is done so with honesty and integrity, making us a
top choice for civil rights cases. Contact our civil rights law firm in
NYC for a
free, no-risk consultation — call (516) 714-5975!
Civil Rights Law Representation in NYC & NJ
Police misconduct is not limited to acts of police brutality. At The Russell
Friedman Law Group, LLP, we handle civil rights cases of every nature,
Police misconduct, brutality, or negligence: If you experienced treatment that is illegal or against police policies,
you may be able to file a claim for police brutality.
Use of excessive force: Excessive force is not only a violation of your rights, but can lead
to serious injuries. Learn more about whether you were the victim of excessive
Unlawful / false imprisonment or arrest: If a police officer detained you illegally and detailed you without any
legal basis, you may be able to take legal action for false imprisonment,
Illegal search and seizure: Unreasonable search and seizure refers to when a police officer searches
you without a search warrant or without probable cause.
Racial profiling: It is illegal for police officers to target individuals based on the
color of their skin, including for traffic stops, suspect interrogations,
etc. If you believe you were racially profiled, talk to our firm to determine
your next steps.
Prisoner abuse: Prisoners still have constitutional rights. If you experienced abuse
while in prison or jail, we can help you seek justice.
Malicious prosecution: When law enforcement officials continually bring criminal charges against
an individual without any legal basis, this can be considered malicious
prosecution. If you are the victim of malicious prosecution, you may be
able to recover damages.
If you or a loved one was harmed at the hands of law enforcement, then
we urge you to immediately contact our civil rights law firm for help.
The best way to prevent future acts of police misconduct is to seek justice
for the ones that have already occurred.
Join us in our fight against police brutality today.
Civil Rights Law FAQ
- Is excessive force a violation of my civil rights?
Yes, it is. When a police officer exercises excessive force, it is a violation
of your constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment.
If you believe that your civil rights have been violated after you were
a victim of excessive force, then you may be able to file a lawsuit. Males
are more likely to be subjected to excessive force than women, as reported
the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in 2008. The BJS also found that
African Americans were more likely to experience excessive force than
- How is it determined that excessive force was used?
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 74% of individuals
who were arrested by police in 2008 felt that they were subjected to excessive
force. Law enforcement officials can use force in order to make an arrest.
The level of force that is used is left to their discretion as long as
the level of force is appropriately proportional to the circumstances
of the arrest. For example, an officer can use deadly force if he or she
believes that their life is in danger. A judge or jury will ultimately
decide if the police officer responded or acted in a reasonable manner.
- Why should I hire your firm to represent me?
Our firm has ample experience with these kinds of cases. We can help you
prove that you were subjected to excessive force and effectively use evidence
in court on your behalf. We are known for being honest and trustworthy
in everything that we do.
Finally, our attorneys have worked on both sides of the aisle. Specifically,
attorneys from our firm have not only represented victims of government
abuses, but have represented the very municipalities and police departments
we now sue. This is unique in this field, giving our attorneys a distinct
advantage over those without this varied experience.
- Do you offer free case evaluations?
Yes, we offer complimentary case evaluations to those who are interested
in retaining our services. This initial step is done in person and allows
us to better understand the details of each case. We can also answer your
questions so that you can make well-informed decisions right from the start.
NYC Civil Rights Law Firm Driven by the Pursuit of Justice
At The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP, justice is at the core of our practice.
In everything we do, our underlying commitment to helping wronged individuals
find their voice is evident. The foundation of our practice lies in our
guiding principles – a few of which include:
Creative & Innovative Solutions – In order to yield favorable results for our clients, we customize our
legal strategies to uniquely represent the key facts of the case.
Effective Use of Evidence – The key to winning at trial is the ability to effectively illustrate the
case before a judge or jury. This is a specialty of our New York civil
A Collaborative Approach – By involving several attorneys in a single case, we can ensure that every
perspective is considered as we prepare an effective case on your behalf.
Start Your Civil Rights Case Today – Call (516) 714-5975
The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP fights to protect the rights of individuals
who have been mistreated by New York or New Jersey law enforcement. From
cases of illegal property seizure to instances of wrongful imprisonment,
our civil rights lawyers are prepared to fight against all types of police
misconduct and civl rights abuses. Taking swift legal action is crucial
to fighting against acts of this nature.
Were your rights violated by government abuse or police misconduct?
Contact our civil rights attorneys in New York and New Jersey to discuss your options in a FREE and confidential