Americans expect and demand a lawful society. We insist upon a system that punishes wrongdoers swiftly and sternly. However, we also respect personal autonomy and our Constitution protects us from unreasonable government interference into our personal lives. The prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures, the Miranda warnings, and our right to trial by jury are just a few of our constitutional guarantees.
Even those who have been lawfully convicted deserve to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. Unfortunately, sometimes the very people that society entrusts with the power to protect these rights, police
and correctional officers
, instead choose to ignore them. Police officers and correctional facility personnel are not above the law.
If your rights have been abused at the hands of law enforcement, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
View sub-topics at right to learn more about inmate abuse and police misconduct.�
- Inmate Abuse: Overview
- Police Misconduct: Overview