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Oakland Police Misconduct And Shooting Attorney

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The role of law enforcement is to serve and protect. Unfortunately, some law enforcement officers abuse their power.

Victims of such abuses deserve compensation. If you believe you’ve been a victim of police misconduct in the Oakland, California area, discuss your case with a lawyer who has experience representing clients like yourself. An Oakland police misconduct and shooting attorney at JML Law is available to offer the representation you need if you have a valid case.

Examples of Police Misconduct in Oakland, CA

Police misconduct can take many forms. Examples include (but aren’t necessarily limited to) the following:

  • Planting evidence
  • Not properly Mirandizing someone
  • Use of unnecessary or excessive force
  • False imprisonment
  • False arrest
  • Seizure of property unrelated to a crime

That’s not an exhaustive list. If you believe you may have been a victim of police misconduct in the Oakland area, discuss your case with a lawyer to find out if you have grounds to take legal action.

How Oakland Police Misconduct and Shooting Victims May Seek Compensation

Victims of police misconduct, as well as the families of those who’ve lost their lives as a result of police brutality or shootings, can often seek financial compensation for such losses as:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of a deceased loved one’s income

Those are just a few examples. A qualified Oakland police misconduct and shooting attorney can review the details of your case and more thoroughly explain the types of losses you might be able to pursue compensation for.

The process of recovering said compensation typically involves filing a civil lawsuit with the relevant police department and/or municipality. Strongly consider enlisting the help of an experienced legal professional before doing so.

Contact an Oakland Police Misconduct and Shooting Lawyer

Suing a police department or municipality can be a challenging process for those who lack the necessary experience. These are just some reasons why:

  • A lawsuit must be filed by a deadline established under the statute of limitations
  • The police often control the evidence in these circumstances, making it difficult for a victim to build a strong case against them
  • The insurance company or others responsible for paying a claimant may be less likely to settle out of court, knowing that jurors might be more inclined to trust a law enforcement officer than one suing the police

This isn’t meant to discourage you from pursuing what you’re owed. It’s meant to encourage you to coordinate with the experts at our Oakland police misconduct and shooting law firm. We can improve your chances of securing the compensation you may deserve by:

  • Leveraging the law to obtain evidence the police might otherwise attempt to limit your access to
  • Accounting for your various losses/damages to determine how much compensation you may deserve
  • Applying our understanding of the relevant statutes to explain how an officer broke the law
  • Negotiating for a fair settlement on your behalf

You deserve justice when the police have betrayed your trust. An Oakland police misconduct and shooting lawyer at JML Law can help you pursue it. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 818-610-8800.

Get your questions answered.

Contact Our Lawyers.

Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you been seriously hurt due to the misconduct of a police officer, government officer or police shooting,

give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.
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