The last few years have highlighted some incredible cases where the police have acted improperly towards the people they have sworn to protect. It goes even further than that, though — the police have always made mistakes. Officers are human, just like you and me. They are going to make mistakes. Sometimes, those mistakes are intentional acts. Other times, the police officer simply forgets a procedural step in an innocent fashion. But that is still a mistake nonetheless.

Thankfully, we have civil rights to protect us from police misconduct. Can you imagine living in a world without civil rights? It would chaos. In fact, that’s what makes civil rights violations so upsetting. It takes you to a place, if only for a brief moment, where anarchy reigns and the police are free to do anything.

Even during the most innocuous criminal offenses, the police can treat the person they suspect of the crime in terrible ways. They can be violent or use unreasonable force. They can arrest someone without cause, or hold them without cause. Their interrogation tactics may be illegal or unethical. And they may violate your most basic of civil rights, such as your Miranda rights or your right to free speech.

When you are faced with a civil rights violation, it is best to have a lawyer on your side that has experience dealing with such offenses. Don’t let the recklessness of the police go unheard — consult with the Law Offices of Samuel Gregory today to get help with your civil rights case.