Orlando Civil Rights Lawyer
Under both the Florida and U.S. Constitution, you are afforded certain protected rights. When these civil rights have been invaded or trampled upon, The Baez Law Firm will work to ensure that your rights defended or restored, and that you are compensated for any harm done to you. Contact our Orlando civil rights lawyers.
Hailed by CNN.com as the “Hispanic version of late legal legend Johnnie Cochran,” Jose Baez has created a civil rights practice that shines a light into the seedy underbelly of police brutality. Police brutality occurs when police officers use excessive force on suspects, prisoners, or even peaceful protestors and bystanders. Excessive force might include the use of Taser guns, disabling sprays (e.g., pepper spray), firearms, batons, and canines. Famous instances of police brutality include the Rodney King trial and the death of Michael Brown (from Ferguson, Missouri). Police brutality is just one of many types of police misconduct and can occur not only during the course of an arrest but also while in police custody. Fighting against a police department can be complicated, which is why you need an Orlando civil rights lawyer from The Baez Law Firm to help work up your case. If we didn’t believe in your case, we wouldn’t take it.
Our criminal justice system isn’t perfect, and at times people are wrongfully convicted for crimes they didn’t commit. Thanks to the advances in forensic science , many of these people have been exonerated. In other cases, misidentification by eyewitnesses, false confessions or admissions, and bogus informants contribute to wrongful convictions. Our nationally recognized firm excels in forensics and has the experience necessary to overturn a wrongful conviction.
Unfortunately, every day people are arrested for crimes they didn’t commit. Their lives are taken away from them when they are wrongly detained, which can lead to mental and physical anguish. False arrests violate your constitutional rights under federal law 42 U.S.C. § 1983, but there are time limits in which to file your claim. In Florida, you have four (4) years to file your lawsuit against a city or other municipality. Fighting back against false arrest requires the skill of experienced criminal defense lawyer Jose Baez. The Baez Law Firm will help you fight back against a city for arresting you for a crime that you didn’t commit.
Certain acts motivated by race or gender (sex) also constitute civil rights violations. Discriminatory hiring practices, sexual harassment, and racial profiling are just some examples of race and sex discrimination. Treating people differently based on their race, color, or sex is illegal, and The Baez Law Firm can help you put together a case against those who have wrongfully discriminated against you.
Native American Affairs
Recognized as sovereign nations, Native Americans have issues unique to the legal system when their rights are violated. Often there is confusion over jurisdictional lines affecting Native Americans, involving federal, state, and tribal authorities. At The Baez Law Firm, we understand the complexity of issues affecting Native Americans and work to ensure tribal justice systems are protected.
Orlando Civil Rights Lawyers Looking Out for You
Civil rights litigation is vital not only to those whose rights have been violated, but to all of us who could be the next victims of police brutality or suppression of free speech if injustices are not brought to light, exposed and fixed. No matter what your civil rights case entails, you can be sure that The Baez Law Firm in can help you. From Miami to Orlando and Tampa, please call us today at 800-588-BAEZ. Our Orlando civil rights lawyers can help.