Civil Rights

Pennsylvania Civil Rights Lawyers

Meshkov & Breslin believes in the protection of your civil rights. Our Easton, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyers aggressively defends your civil liberties and freedoms. By law, you are guaranteed these rights under the U.S. Constitution. Our Allentown civil rights attorneys handle many types of civil rights violations, including:

  • Excessive force by police officers
  • Police brutality
  • False arrest
  • Discrimination
  • Racial profiling
  • First amendment violations
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Privacy violation

Excessive force by police officers

You have the constitutional right to be free from physical abuse and mistreatment by your own government and government officials. If you have been injured by state, city or township police, you may be a victim of excessive force.

There must be a legitimate reason for the use of force during an arrest. If you are unarmed and non-combative, the police have no cause to use harmful arrest methods such as:

  • Tackling
  • Choke holds
  • Baton beatings
  • Pepper spray
  • Police dogs
  • Tasers
  • Other methods

Even if you struggled during your arrest, police offers must only use as much force as necessary to put you in handcuffs and place you in the police car.

Meshkov & Breslin can help you take legal action to get compensated for police misconduct.

Justice For Your Civil Rights

If you are a victim of excessive force by a police officer or government official, our lawyers may file a lawsuit against the appropriate police department and even the police officers individually. We seek compensation for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Humiliation

We also pursue punitive damages because police brutality cannot be tolerated in our community. You can hold police officers accountable for their use of excessive force.

Trust our Northampton civil rights attorneys to handle your case

Our lawyers know how to help you. Contact Meshkov & Breslin online to inquire about our services or call (610) 438-6300 to schedule your free consultation.

Our Lehigh County lawyers serve those with legal needs throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania including Berks County, Bucks County, Carbon County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Northampton County & Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Within these counties they handle areas such as Abington, Allentown, Bethlehem, Blue Bell, Broomall, Cheltenham, Chester, Conshohocken, Doylestown, East Stroudsburg, Easton, Indian Mountain Lake, Jim Thorpe, Kennett Square, King of Prussia, Kutztown, Lansford, Lehighton, Malvern, Media, Nesquehoning, New Hope, Norristown, Palmerton, Philadelphia, Pottstown, Pottsville, Reading, Ross Township, South Whitehall, Stroudsburg, Summit Hill, Tunkhannock Township, Washington Township, Weatherly and West Chester, Pennsylvania.