Freehold Civil Rights Violations

Civil Rights Violations

The Bill of Rights in the Constitution of the United States was the first American document to guarantee citizens certain rights and protections. Violations of the Fourth Amendment, the Sixth Amendment and even the 14th Amendment are common in litigation involving violations of civil rights by law enforcement.

At The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger, we are dedicated to representing people who have had their constitutionally guaranteed civil rights violated. In the context of law enforcement, this can include a wide range of police activities:

  • Use of excessive force in an arrest
  • Police brutality
  • False arrest
  • Racial profiling in enforcement of statutes or regulations
  • Illegal detention or imprisonment
  • Aggravated sexual abuse
  • Searches conducted without a warrant
  • Failure to provide a timely release to a pretrial criminal suspect
  • Misapplication of deadly force in apprehending a suspect
  • Failure to meet the medical needs of a suspect

Experienced New Jersey Civil Rights Attorneys

While a wide range of police misconduct can be considered civil rights violations, rudeness, harassment and antagonism are not among them. However, according to Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242, a victim need not demonstrate that anyone acting under the color of law was motivated by the victim's race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin to prove a civil rights violation.

We have successfully represented numerous clients who have had their civil rights violated by law enforcement. While we recognize that most police officers have a positive influence on our communities, our attorneys are committed to holding problem officers and complacent police departments responsible for their actions.

Contact Our New Jersey Police Misconduct Lawyers

Contact The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger if you have any questions about filing a civil rights violation. We have offices in Freehold, Point Pleasant and Toms River to serve clients in Ocean and Monmouth counties. Our attorneys can be reached by phone at 732-702-0333 or by contacting us online.