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It’s generally difficult to prove a case of police misconduct. Law enforcement has been granted a pretty broad range of authority when pursuing cases, although this doesn’t mean they’re always invincible. There are still federal and even state level laws that impact how an officer must carry out his or her duties. A violation of someone's civil rights while making an arrest is unlawful, and the victim of those violations should pursue their case in court. 

Proving A Case In Michigan

If you reside in the state of Michigan, it’s important to know that a police officer isn’t necessarily violating your rights just because they fail to take complete and proper care while handling each and every aspect of their job. This can seem frustrating to many; all of us would hope that an officer would act professionally at all times. What they’re not allowed to do is willfully and knowingly violate your rights through acts of misconduct.

Sorting through the difference between the two in a court of law is best done by a trained and seasoned attorney. Attorneys who have worked these kinds of cases in the past are often aware of what’s needed to present a solid case before a judge and jury. They know what wins a case and what doesn’t. They can steer you toward a winning strategy and help you get a positive resolution to your case. 

When Police Overstep Their Bounds

Police officers do sometimes overstep their authority, and it’s important to pursue cases like this in a court of law. If you’re the victim of police misconduct, what should you do about it? You will need to gather as much documented evidence as possible. Don't expect the judges or jury to immediately believe your story just because you’re claiming it’s true. Most juries today expect hard evidence to be presented to them. 

Bring all of the evidence you possess to an experienced police misconduct attorney. It’s important to consult a legal expert to determine what kind of case you have. They will know how to approach your case moving forward.  

Find an Experienced Lawyer To Help You

Cases against law enforcement agencies are complex and can be difficult to prove, which is why it’s crucial to get the right lawyer. The attorneys at the Michigan Legal Center have helped residents for the last two decades present strong police brutality and police misconduct cases. Call 1800-961-8477 for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. Christopher Trainor & Associates are happy to answer any questions you have and advise you on the next steps you need to take to receive compensation after a bad experience with law enforcement.

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