Civil Rights Attorney In Michigan City, Indiana
Have your civil rights been violated? Are you a victim of police misconduct? This includes wrongful arrests and excessive force in the form of police brutality and unjustified police shootings. Have you or a loved one been denied medical attention in a jail or prison?
At Guy DiMartino Law, I am here to help. I represent victims whose constitutional rights have been violated. Schedule a free initial consultation with me today to get started in Michigan City, Indiana. I represent individuals in the surrounding areas, including La Porte, Chesterton, Valparaiso, and beyond.
What Are Your Civil Rights?
Our Constitution guarantees that you and I have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Since the government's power is virtually unlimited, the first ten amendments to the Constitution were written to protect us from such times when the government decides to abuse its powers.
After dealing with the King of England, the founders of the Constitution believed that protection from the all-powerful government was so important that the first five amendments focused on protecting the average citizen from the government.
While most law enforcement personnel, including police officers, troopers, and deputy sheriffs, are in public service to help citizens, there are always a few that will allow their power to go to their heads, and they will start abusing people. When this happens, you do not have to accept discriminatory or unlawful treatment.
Types of Civil Rights Cases I Handle
With decades of experience handling a wide range of legal matters, I am prepared to represent your rights in the face of complex civil rights violations, including:
Police Brutality & Excessive Force
Law enforcement is a dangerous business, and a limited amount of force or physicality comes with the territory, but there are limits to the amount of force that the Constitution allows the police or other law enforcement personnel to use depending on the circumstance. Just because a cop has the right to use force doesn't mean that he or she hasn't stepped over the line and violated a citizen's constitutional rights. If law enforcement abuses his or her power by using excessive force, the outcome can lead to death or serious injury.
“The right of the people to be secure … against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause…”
The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens against unlawful searches and seizures as well as police brutality. If you believe your constitutional rights have been violated, you need an experienced civil rights trial lawyer on your side.
Prisoner Rights & Deliberate Indifference
In America, we incarcerate many people. Some statistics estimate over 2.3 million individuals are incarcerated in federal and state prisons and local jails. This means that approximately 1 in 100 adults are locked up in a local jail or prison. Indiana has about 26,000 folks incarcerated in its prisons and another 16,500 in community corrections programs.
Prisoners have some constitutional rights. The Eighth Amendment of the Constitution applies to inmates in prison, stating that an inmate is to be free from “cruel and unusual punishment.” For people incarcerated in jails awaiting trials, the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution provides the same protections.
I represent inmates and their families in civil lawsuits arising out of confinement, including those involving:
Deliberate indifference to a serious medical need
Failure to protect
If you or a loved one have been a victim of unlawful treatment while incarcerated, ensure your rights are enforced by contacting me.
Schedule a Free Consultation in Michigan City
Do not let law enforcement or other government officials violate your civil rights. Fight back with the help of my firm, Guy DiMartino Law, in Michigan City, Indiana. Schedule a free initial consultation with me today to discuss your case if you are located in any of the surrounding areas, including La Porte, Chesterton, and Valparaiso
Civil Rights Attorney in Michigan City, Indiana
Don’t let your voice be silenced and your rights be trampled on. Schedule a free consultation with Guy DiMartino Law in Michigan City, Indiana, today to speak out against injustice. Whether you’ve been the target of jail or prison malpractice, police brutality, or other unlawful treatment, I am ready and willing to fight for you.