Civil Rights Violations
Philadelphia & South Jersey Civil Rights Lawyers
fighting for clients throughout PA & NJ
Were you injured by the police during an arrest? Police officers have dangerous jobs and sometimes in the course of their jobs, police must use force. However, the police are legally permitted to use only the amount of force objectively reasonable to make an arrest or control a situation. Sometimes, the police go beyond that amount of force and injure citizens. When that happens; when the police go beyond their authority and hurt someone, we can help.
False Arrest/Wrongful Arrest/Malicious Prosecution
Were you jailed for a crime you did not commit? Were you stopped by the police for no reason? Were you detained while the police searched your person or vehicle and found nothing illegal? The United States Constitution requires police officers have probable cause to arrest you. The police must have an objectively reasonable suspicion to stop and search you. Sometimes, the police stop, search or arrest people for the wrong reason or for no reason at all. If that happens to you, we can help.
Were you treated unfairly by the police? Were you singled out for an arrest when others were not arrested for doing the same thing? Do you believe you were targeted and arrested by the police for an illegitimate reason?
Cruel Conditions in Jails and Prisons
The Eighth Amendment forbids “cruel and unusual punishment” in jails and prisons. A prisoner has the right to be free from excessive force and guard brutality. Prisoners also have a right to medical care in jail, and sanitary reasonably safe conditions. If the prison officials and guards harm the incarcerated individuals, on purpose or due to deliberate neglect, they violate the United States Constitution.
If any of the topics above have happened to you, your friends or your family, you may be entitled to compensation for the violation of your rights. Philadelphia civil rights lawyer, Graham F. Baird, Esquire, from the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore has extensive experience representing people in all types of civil rights violations. For more information, call 215-627-9999 or contact us online.
Attorneys at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore handle Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims throughout the United States. Employment Law, Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Employment Discrimination, Civil Rights Violations and other types of cases are only handled in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.
The Law Offices of Eric A. Shore is located at:
1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19102
201 Laurel Rd – 8th Floor
Voorhees, NJ 08043