The law firm of Leventhal & Klein concentrates its practice in seeking justice for victims of police brutality.
In instances of improper treatment by law enforcement officials, it is easy to see why victims may hesitate to seek legal advice. Intimidation, fear of retaliation, or concerns of simply overreacting are commonplace in these situations.
That is why we, at Leventhal & Klein, encourage all victims of false arrest, police misconduct, police brutality and undue force to seek a free, confidential consultation as soon as possible to determine whether Leventhal & Klein can help you in your search for justice.
Civil Action for Deprivation of Rights under Title 42 U.S.C. Section 1983
Section 1983 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1871. This important law allows citizens to sue persons who, under color of federal, state or local law, deprive them of their constitutional rights. This law was originally passed to battle racial violence in Southern states at the end of the Civil War. Today, legal precedents have established Section 1983 as a means for enforcing the constiutional rights of all victims of police brutality.
The attorneys at Leventhal & Klein have handled hundreds of cases under Section 1983, including:
• Excessive force by police officers during arrests and in central booking facilities
• Failure to protect inmates from attacks/deliberate indifference/jail injuries
• Wrongful death, including jail suicide and police shootings
• Discrimination in a city workplace based on sexual orientation
• Excessive force by corrections officers
• Prison rape by a corrections officer
• Unlawful strip search
• Racial profiling
• Sexual abuse and/or harassment by police and correction officers
• False arrest
• Malicious prosecution
Many of these cases have been handled in the federal courts covering the boroughs of New York City, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
Find a Top Civil Rights Attorney
You have several choices for legal representation in this area, but when you find yourself struggling to defend against an infringement of your rights, Leventhal & Klein, LLP is the clear choice. We've concentrated our practice in this area of the law and can provide you with a top civil rights attorney who will give you the kind of professional representation you need. Our firm won't stand for injustice, and our track record of success proves it. Please get in touch with our offices today for these services, including that for Police Misconduct, Corrections Misconduct, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury by calling 718-722-4100.
With law offices in Brooklyn, New York and Staten Island, the attorneys and lawyers of Leventhal & Klein serve the entire New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx, as well as Nassau County, Suffolk County, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, Mount Vernon, White Plains and all of New Jersey, including the areas of Essex County, Hudson County, Newark and Jersey City.
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