Civil Rights Attorney in Indianapolis
Protecting Your Constitutional Rights
Under the United States Constitution, individuals are guaranteed various
rights that are not allowed to be infringed upon by any other individual,
including law enforcement, employers, federal agents, and correction officers.
If you feel that your rights were infringed upon in any manner during
an arrest or legal proceeding, you need to work with an attorney right
away. A person's liberties deserve to be aggressively protected, and
without the representation of an attorney, you may be facing an uphill
battle in overcoming the wrongs that were committed against you. At Keffer
Barnhart LLP, we have years of experience providing outstanding representation
to our clients and we can aggressively fight for your rights and defend
Were you wrongfully arrested?
When you work with an Indianapolis civil rights lawyer from our team, you
can be confident that your case is in good hands. We have an in-depth
knowledge of the various laws and regulations that protect an individual's
rights and liberties and we can use our experience as former prosecutors
to tenaciously pursue the best possible outcome for your case. Attorney
Barnhart has invaluable experience handling civil rights lawsuits against
state employees such as law enforcement officers, corrections officers,
and even prosecutors. Contact Keffer Barnhart LLP right away if you find
yourself facing any of the following situations:
Free Speech Violations
Every American citizen has the right to assemble and free speech. If you
have punished in any way due to your expression of what you think, then
you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our firm today to explore
your legal options.
Have you become a victim of police brutality? It is important that you
work with an attorney who can aggressively protect your rights and defend
your freedom. If you were victimized by law enforcement, Keffer Barnhart
LLP can help! Attorney Scott Barnhart has dedicated the bulk of his practice
to cases involving civil rights.
Law enforcement officers are expected to turn to lethal force only when
they absolutely have to. If you or a loved one have been fired upon by
police during an incident that did not call for lethal force, then you
may have the grounds to seek damages.
Even those among us who have broken the law deserve basic human rights.
If you or a loved one is being neglected or abused while serving time
behind bars, Keffer Barnhart LLP may be able to help you seek justice.
Contact us today.
Police officers and correctional facilities are required to secure the
well-being of anyone that they take into custody. When they fail to do
this, and a suicide occurs, negligence or abuse has taken place. If you
have lost a loved one to suicide in the manner, contact us today.
In the event that your constitutionally protected rights were violated
before, during, or after an arrest or legal proceeding, you need to contact
Keffer Barnhart LLP right away. We can fight to ensure that you receive
a favorable outcome to your case.
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects us all from unreasonable
searches and seizures. If you believe that the police have performed an
illegal search of your property or person, then our firm is ready to assess
your claim and provide legal options.
Needless strip searches are an abuse of power by law enforcement officers
and correctional employees. No one deserves to suffer this kind of humiliation
at the hands of someone else. Contact us today to learn about your eligibility
to collect damages for your strip search.
Injured by a Criminal Act
If you were a victim of a criminal act and you are now suffering serious
mental, physical or emotional trauma, Keffer Barnhart LLP may be able
to help you. Our firm can work to help you obtain the compensation and
medical care that you deserve.
Law enforcement must have probable cause to take a citizen into custody.
If you believe that you or a loved one were wrongfully detained due to
police misconduct, then you may be eligible to seek damages. Contact our
team today to start exploring your options.
Our legal system isn't perfect and sometimes the innocent are incarcerated
for crimes they did not commit. If you were convicted of a crime that
you were later cleared of, you may have the grounds to seek damages from
the state. Call us to explore your options today.
Negligence, violence or understaffing can all lead to significant injuries
or death of citizens and inmates at the hands of police and prison guards.
Even incarcerated individuals deserve basic care and when needs are not
met, it may lead to serious and life-threatening complications. If your
loved one died due to the unnecessary or unlawful actions of law enforcement
or those working in our penal system, contact our firm immediately and
speak with a trusted representative from our team.
Failure to Provide Medical Attention to an Inmate
Individuals that are serving time in a jail or prison still have basic
civil rights, including the right to medical care. If inmates are showing
symptoms of physical, mental or emotional illness and the jail or prison
staff fails to report them properly, it could lead to serious health issues
or death. If you know someone that is being grossly mistreated while serving
time, you need to contact our firm right away.
Contact Keffer Barnhart LLP today!
At our firm, we understand that when you are faced with a challenging situation
such as a civil right violation, you may have a lot of questions and concerns.
When you work with Keffer Barnhart LLP, we take the time to get to know
you and the details of your case so that we can develop a personalized
resolution for your situation. Our professional and experienced attorneys
have years of knowledge always fight to protect the rights of our clients.
If you feel that your rights have been violated in any manner, do not
contact an Indianapolis civil rights lawyer from Keffer Barnhart LLP today and schedule a free initial consultation.