If you believe that you are a victim of excessive force perpetrated by law enforcement, you can seek legal recourse with the help of an excessive force attorney at Kallis & Associates. We represent individuals in San Jose California, Seattle, WA, & Fairbanks AK in claims involving excessive force violations and other personal injuries.
Excessive force violations are often viewed as police misconduct and relief is available under Federal statute 43 USC Section 1983. This Federal statute makes it illegal for law enforcement to deny someone of their civil rights. Someone who believes their civil rights have been violated can sue the alleged law enforcement officers in court.
In order to prove that a law enforcement officer used excessive force, the victim’s excessive force attorney needs to demonstrate that the facts and circumstances at the time of the alleged excessive force did not justify the law enforcement officer’s response. The intent of the officer does not apply when determining whether the law enforcement officer used excessive force. Regardless of whether the police officer intended to use excessive force, and used it, or didn't intend to use excessive force, but still used it.
There is no legal definition of excessive force. It is open to interpretation and depends on the particular facts and circumstances surrounding the event. This is typically the reasonable officer standard which looks to whether a reasonable and prudent law enforcement officer would have used force under the same or similar circumstances.
Our Excessive Force AttorneyThe Law Firm of Kallis & Associates, P.C. in San Jose California, Seattle, WA, & Fairbanks AK, takes excessive force cases to court in order to get compensation and justice for you. We build excessive force cases strong enough to go in front of a jury. An important part of the process is making certain that all evidence is found and protected as early as possible. This includes medical documentation and photos of the injuries suffered, as well as witness statements. By building cases on facts, we build cases to succeed. Contact our excessive force attorney today to schedule a consultation.