Top San Jose, CA Police Misconduct Lawyers Near You

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    Dickinson Wright RLLP

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Sunnyvale Office | Serving San Jose, CA

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Sunnyvale Office | Serving San Jose, CA

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    Jachimowicz Law Group

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

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    Phan Law Firm, Inc.

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

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    FisherBroyles, LLP

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving San Jose, CA

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving San Jose, CA

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

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    King & Spalding LLP

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving San Jose, CA

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving San Jose, CA

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    Ropers Majeski PC

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

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    The Accident Guys

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

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    GJEL Accident Attorneys

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | East Palo Alto Office | Serving San Jose, CA

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | East Palo Alto Office | Serving San Jose, CA

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    Deldar Legal

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Campbell Office | Serving San Jose, CA

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Campbell Office | Serving San Jose, CA

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

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    Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

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    Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Santa Clara Office | Serving San Jose, CA

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Santa Clara Office | Serving San Jose, CA

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

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    Bohn & Fletcher, LLP

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

  • Great Oaks Lawyers

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

  • Messner Reeves LLP

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

  • Casey Law Group

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Los Gatos Office | Serving San Jose, CA

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Los Gatos Office | Serving San Jose, CA

  • Law Offices of Chaves & DeLeon, P.A.

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

  • Trinh Law, APC

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

  • Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Campbell Office | Serving San Jose, CA

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Campbell Office | Serving San Jose, CA

  • Scruggs, Spini & Fulton

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Santa Cruz Office | Serving San Jose, CA

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | Santa Cruz Office | Serving San Jose, CA

  • Law Office of Michael J. Fitzpatrick

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

  • Mezzetti Law Firm Inc

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

    Police Misconduct Lawyers | San Jose Office

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Police Misconduct

Police misconduct, such as abuse of their power, unreasonable use of excessive force, and entering a home without a warrant, violates the rights of individuals and exposes their department to lawsuits. Police are expected to follow the law and police department procedures to protect citizens and uphold constitutional rights.

Do You Have Grounds for a Police Misconduct Lawsuit?

Certain circumstances may not be misconduct. If you believe you are a victim of police misconduct you should immediately consult a San Jose lawyer who handles police misconduct cases. The lawyer will review the facts of the event to determine if you have a valid case and then take appropriate legal action.

Are There Any Police Misconduct Lawyers Near Me In San Jose, CA?

Protecting your civil rights isn’t an easy process. Hiring an attorney with a history of success in police misconduct cases would put you in a much better position than risking it by going it alone. Finding an attorney to protect your rights and fight for you in court may be the best option for your case.  The LawInfo Directory can help you find verified police misconduct lawyers near San Jose. 

Can You Report Police Misconduct Anonymously?

While you may report or send tips of police misconduct anonymously, oftentimes your identity is necessary to move forward with these very serious allegations. Typically, the investigating agency requires evidence and witnesses in order to hold an officer accountable for internal complaints or to prosecute the offenses as criminal complaints. For civil complaints, a claim may only proceed anonymously or by pseudonym for instances where it is done to protect the person filing the claim.

How Do You Report Police Misconduct?

Generally, there are three ways of reporting police misconduct: internal complaints to the department, criminal complaints, or civil lawsuits. Internal complaints involve reporting the misconduct of an officer to the chief of their police department or head of their law enforcement agency. Some misconduct may constitute criminal conduct which you can report to a police department or law enforcement agency. Finally, filing a civil lawsuit against the officer who committed the misconduct or the department may be an option to recover monetary damages.

Who Investigates Police Misconduct?

The investigating body generally depends on where or how your report the police misconduct. Police misconduct investigations may be conducted by local or state police departments, federal law enforcement agencies, internal affairs departments, local, state or federal civil rights divisions, state attorney general or governor’s office. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) also assists with reporting and conducting investigations into police misconduct and brutality as well.

What Qualifies as Police Misconduct?

There are a number of illegal acts or forms of inappropriate conduct a police officer may take that constitutes misconduct, such as coercing a false confession, making a false arrest or falsely imprisoning a person, conducting an unlawful search, unlawfully seizing property, unlawful surveillance, falsifying, tampering, or stealing evidence, intimidation or tampering with a witness, or excessive force, among many other acts of misconduct.

How Does Police Misconduct Affect a Police Case?

Police misconduct can result in negative outcomes for a case or investigation. Misconduct in the form of fabricating or tampering with evidence may lead to a false arrest or conviction, as well as impeding an arrest from being made at all. Other times, it may hinder an investigation from being conducted in a reasonable time or manner. Evidence found through police misconduct may be deemed inadmissible during trial as well. Additionally, police misconduct can lead to a miscarriage of justice, or an error at trial which may lead to the conviction and punishment of an innocent person. Sometimes, police misconduct can be lethal when an officer kills someone without justification.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Police Misconduct Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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