PROTECT YOURSELF FROM POLICE MISCONDUCT
Every citizen is guaranteed rights under the United States Constitution, federal and state law. You have the right to be secure in your person, home, papers and effects against unreasonable search and seizure. You have the right to be free from unnecessary governmental interference and intrusion in your life. You have the right to be free from the unreasonable use of force. You shall not be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.
Police officers, themselves, can be the subject of criminal charges.
State and federal law impose criminal penalties for misconduct of a public officer or employee in their duties. This can include police officers who abuse their legal authority, violate the law, or unlawfully injure a person or violate their rights. Federal law also makes it a crime to willfully deprive a person of their constitutional rights.
Depending on the situation, prosecutors could also file charges against an officer for misconduct. A conviction can result in incarceration and fines for the police officer, plus removal from the job and revocation of the officer’s police license. You may also be entitled to compensation from police officers, departments and local governments through a civil action.
Prior to establishing his law practice, Brooks attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and served the Charleston Police Department as a police officer. Brooks has the education, experience and insight you need to protect your rights.
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