Pursuing Justice After The Violation Of Your Rights
According to its website, “The mission of the New York City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our City by working in partnership with the community and in accordance with constitutional rights to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment.”
At Kelly & Rubin, LLP, we have over 30 years of experience investigating and identifying false arrests and malicious prosecution in New York City. We understand how stressed and confused our clients can be during this difficult time. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected and that you obtain a fair and just outcome.
Holding Police Officers Accountable After Misconduct
Unfortunately, not all police officers adhere to this mission. When this occurs, individuals can fall victim to false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. These things occur when the police:
- Make a mistake in identification
- Arrange or create a false confession
- Plant evidence
- Arrest the wrong person
- Improperly execute a search warrant
Our attorneys work together to comprehensively build a thorough, efficient and cost-effective defense for our clients. We set our fees in a way that allows our clients to make choices based on the outcome they desire, not financial fear.
The Improper Execution Of A Search Warrant
The United States Constitution prevents the police from entering your home without a search warrant. The warrant must specifically define the places to be searched and items to be seized. Oftentimes, through poor investigative techniques or other reasons, the police department will burst into the wrong home to execute a search warrant.
When this happens, people’s lives are turned upside down. They are usually detained either outside their home or in the precinct. When this happens, we have an excellent chance of recovering fair and reasonable compensation for our clients.
If you or a loved one has been detained by the police because they executed a search warrant in the wrong home, contact us for a free consultation and immediate action regarding your case.
Asserting False Confessions And Police Misconduct In Court
In over 30 years of combined practice, we have seen many examples of police officers improperly obtaining a false confession. Although it would be reasonable to think that nobody would ever confess to committing a crime that they did not commit, we all know that false confessions occur with alarming regularity.
The sad fact is that while some individuals with diminished mental capacity do falsely confess, many times it is police officers themselves who pressure and coerce individuals, or persuade them in the pretext of false promises, into confessing that they committed a crime that they in fact did not.
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime, and you believe that a confession was coerced by a police officer, contact our firm for a free consultation, as soon as you can. We are experts at demonstrating to judges and juries that not all confessions are worthy of belief.
The Planting Of Evidence By Law Enforcement Officers
Police officers are sworn to uphold the law to protect the citizens of New York state. However, there are times when police officers plant evidence on otherwise innocent citizens for the purposes of justifying an arrest, or more likely, to cover up an assault by the officer or the use of excessive force in making an arrest.
The planting of evidence, sometimes referred to by its street name as a “flake,” occurs when a police officer deposits on a defendant a piece of evidence usually consisting of drugs or a weapon. The officer then claims that they discovered the contraband in the possession of the defendant. The amount of times this happens is astounding.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, and you believe that a police officer has planted evidence in order to create or strengthen the case, or to protect themselves, immediately contact Kelly & Rubin, LLP, for expert representation and a free consultation.
Why People File Civil Rights Claims
A false arrest or malicious prosecution not only violates your rights, but can also significantly affect your employment, reputation, family and more. We can evaluate your case to determine whether to pursue a civil rights claim and remedies for what you endured. This can seek justice against the accountable individuals and damages for the harm you suffered.
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