Charlotte Police Brutality Lawyer
Have you been the victim of police brutality? Or maybe your Constitutional rights have been violated due to other police misconduct. In either case, you may be looking for a police brutality lawyer to help with your case.
The experienced North Carolina police brutality lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been helping clients in Charlotte since 1985 and we are ready to help however we can.
For a FREE consultation with a police brutality lawyer, please call (704) 486-5824 or complete the short form below.
The consultation is free and 100% confidential and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
Please call (704) 486-5824 today for a free consultation with a police brutality attorney. In addition to helping clients in Charlotte, we also handle police brutality and misconduct cases in other North Carolina cities like Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Goldsboro and Jacksonville.
Free consultations are available by phone, email, text and even video conference. If it’s more convenient, we’ll even come to you directly.
We have bilingual interpreters on staff to assist with our Spanish-speaking clients, as well.
What is police brutality?
Police brutality can refer to many kinds of police misconduct. Generally speaking, police brutality always refers to some kind of violation of Constitutional rights.
Examples of police brutality include:
- Excessive force
- Physical assault against a person in custody
- Sexual assault against a person in custody
- Denial of medical care to a person in custody
- Excessively harsh interrogation techniques
- And more…
In the United States, individuals are protected against police brutality and misconduct by the United States Constitution, including the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth amendments.
A police brutality lawyer can help you determine whether or not your Constitutional rights have been violated and your best legal options for pursuing a lawsuit.
Your Rights Under the Constitution
Fourth Amendment — The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures. In the U.S., generally speaking, a police officer must have a court-issued warrant in order to search your home or property. On routine traffic stops and patrols, searches are only allowed if there is probable cause to indicate that a crime has taken place.
Fifth Amendment — The Fifth Amendment protects individuals from self-incrimination. This is the amendment that the “Miranda” warning is based on, where a police officer must warn suspects they have “the right to remain silent.”
The Eighth Amendment — This amendment protects individuals from “cruel and unusual” punishment. In the United States, the punishment must not be disproportionate to the crime itself. Courts have interpreted cruel and unusual punishment to be that which “shocks the conscience,” and this amendment has been used in police brutality cases concerning physical and sexual assault, denial of medical care to those in custody, and more.
The Fourteenth Amendment — The Fourteenth Amendment, along with the Fifth Amendment, protects an individual’s right to due process. This amendment states that no one shall be denied life, liberty or property without due process of law. This amendment has been used in police brutality and misconduct cases involving loss of life due to potentially excessive use of force, among other scenarios.
For a FREE consultation with a police brutality lawyer, please call (704) 486-5824 today.
The case review is 100% confidential and free, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
Please call (704) 486-5824 today and let’s review your police brutality claim.
Those who have suffered injury or been denied their Constitutional rights due to police brutality or misconduct deserve justice. We would love to help however we can.
“They turned a heartbreaking situation completely around.”
–Tonya Taylor, Riddle & Brantley client
Justice for Victims of Police Brutality
Our connection to Charlotte is personal. Managing partner Gene Riddle has close family ties to the area, and many of our attorneys and staff have close personal connections to greater Charlotte as well. We have been serving the area for more than 30 years.
We’re proud of the service we provide to injury victims in North Carolina, and are humbled by the words our clients use to describe working with our attorneys and staff:
- “They handled my case very professionally, with respect from beginning to end.” -Joseph W.
- “They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.” -Melissa C.
- “I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.” -Christine W.
Our police brutality lawyers are led by attorney Gene Riddle. Gene has been recognized for his experience and results by such organizations as The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Super Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award and has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s premier rating for attorneys, AV Preeminent (see disclaimer below).
Together, our injury lawyers have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience. We are passionate about protecting the Constitutional rights of North Carolinians, and we’re proud to fight on behalf of victims of police brutality in North Carolina.
“All North Carolinians deserve justice, even those suspected, accused, or convicted of committing a crime.”
Of course, the words of our clients are just one measure of our success. We’re also proud of our track record obtaining results for victims of police brutality. In one recent case, attorney Gene Riddle secured a $5,000,000 verdict on behalf of women who were sexually assaulted by a Wayne County sheriff’s deputy while in custody (see disclaimer below).
Looking for a police brutality lawyer?
The NC police brutality lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been serving the Charlotte, North Carolina area for decades and we would love to help if we can.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a police brutality attorney, please call (704) 486-5824.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
Please call (704) 486-5824 today and let’s review your case.
Those injured due to police brutality in North Carolina deserve justice, and we would love to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve if we can.