Former Queens County Prosecutor
If you have been injured by a police officer because he or she used excessive force, your civil rights may have been violated. This type of conduct is unacceptable and an aggressive criminal defense attorney can help you hold law enforcement responsible when he or she crosses the line.
At my law firm, the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell, I am dedicated to protecting my clients' civil rights. I focus exclusively in the areas of criminal defense and civil rights. Located in Queens, I serve clients throughout New York City and Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties.
As a former prosecutor, I have great respect for police officers who do their job well within the boundaries of the law. Because of my respect for the profession, I often receive referrals from members of the police force, prosecutors, judges, and fellow defense attorneys. However, just like any other profession, I do not respect abuses of power. These egregious acts must be brought to light and actors held accountable so they know this behavior will not be tolerated.
Need help and answers about your options from an experienced, articulate attorney? Contact me online or by calling 888-399-7934 today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Protect Your Civil Rights
The police are charged with a difficult task in performing their jobs. Their job entails making the community a better place by apprehending individuals who break the law; however, their power ends there. It is up to the court system to determine an appropriate consequence if the law has been broken. It is not the police officer's job to punish a lawbreaker. Ultimately, an officer does not have the right to abuse his or her power with the use of excessive force, arresting or holding someone without exercising due process or by using coercion.
Police may use "reasonable force," not "excessive force," during the course of an arrest. Once an individual is in handcuffs, police brutality is not dignified or allowed as it is a violation of civil rights. If you believe that your civil rights have been violated, you need to speak with me, an experienced Queens police brutality attorney.
My law firm will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected for two reasons. You deserve individual compensation for any violation of your rights and because it is important to deter any further abuses of power.
Contact a Queens Police Misconduct Attorney
If you are looking for a lawyer who is respected among police officers, but understands the clear line between police work and police brutality, contact me online or by calling 888-399-7934.