Due process is among your most important civil rights and can often make the difference between a conviction and an acquittal, regardless of the evidence. If you have suffered a violation of this right, you may be entitled to a settlement for the damages you have consequently suffered.
A Chicago civil rights lawyer from Foutris Law Office, Ltd. can meet with you for a consultation, to discuss the possibility of filing a civil lawsuit on the grounds of police misconduct. The firm has spent more than 12 years representing clients in Chicago, and Attorney Bill Foutris takes a strong personal interest in his clients' well-being. He has experience defending police officers against allegations of civil rights abuse and he knows how they work; how they attempt to avoid the due process requirement; and how to look for evidence of their wrongdoing.
The Bill of Rights contains two separate mentions of the right to due process, underscoring its importance to your civil liberties. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution each provide that you may not "be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." This right is deeply entrenched in the legal system in our country, and you should be aware of the extent to which it may protect your from legal abuse.
Police officers do not have unlimited power to carry out their duties, and when they exceed the extent of what is permissible, the victim has a right to seek redress. You cannot legally be subjected to a search of your person or your property without reasonable suspicion or a warrant, and evidence that is gained in an unlawful search & seizure may be dismissed. False arrest occurs when the police officer lacks probable cause, and the same is true of malicious prosecution which is carried out without sufficient grounds for a conviction.
Have you suffered a wrongful conviction as a result of any type of due process violation? If so, then an attorney from Foutris Law Office, Ltd. can help you exercise your rights to compensation. Call now at (312) 212-1200!
Contact a Chicago civil rights lawyer if you believe that your right to due process has been violated. Take legal action now to recover compensation!