Civil Rights Attorney
As a United States citizen, you are entitled to the rights and privileges outlined in our Constitution. If you feel that your constitutional rights have been violated by the government or a government entity, you may have grounds for a civil rights action.
At the Law Office of , we believe in protecting the rights and interests of the American people. With the assistance of our associates, we will file civil rights claims against local, county, state and federal officials.
Federal Court Litigation
The rights you are afforded under the United States Constitution cannot be infringed upon. Under United States Code Section 1983 (Civil Rights Act), you are protected from the following violations:
- Illegal search and seizure
- Police brutality (use of excessive force)
- Violation of due process and other Constitutional Violations
If you feel as though your rights were violated by a physical attack, or by the discrimination of a person acting under the power of the law, it is important to seek counsel of an knowledgeable attorney. We will work to hold accountable those who have deprived you of your basic freedoms.
State Court Litigation
Under Article 78 of the New York State Civil Practice Laws and Rules, an individual may challenge a decision or action of a government official or government entity. Other civil matters can include name changes, insurance cases, orders to show cause, injunctions, temporary restraining orders, abandonment and zoning & planning issues. Our offices handles these kinds of claims on a case-by-case basis.
Diversity of Citizenship
Sometimes our clients are involved in a case where the opposing party resides outside the state of New York. In situations like this, it may be necessary for the federal court to exercise its jurisdiction. If you are involved in a case where another party to the case (individual or corporation) physically resides outside the state of New York, and the amount of money in controversy exceeds the federal court’s jurisdictional limit, we may be able to file your claim in federal court. In certain cases, this can be a quicker alternative to state court.
Working Together to Protect Your Rights
When you come into our office, you will sit down with an experienced attorney who will listen to our case. From there, we will give you our straightforward opinion and explore your options. Being an American citizen means having the rights to life, liberty and freedom. At the Law Office of John M. Zarcone, Jr., Esq., we will work to protect those rights.