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Civil Rights vs. Civil Liberties

Civil Rights vs. Civil Liberties: What You Need to Know When it comes to protecting yourself, understanding your rights as a citizen is a crucial starting point. You may hear civil rights and civil liberties used interchangeably, but they each have their own meanings and…

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What Is False Imprisonment?

False imprisonment is a serious legal matter that can have profound consequences for individuals wrongfully detained against their will. It's crucial to know that it is a violation of a person's civil rights. At Konta, Georges & Buza P.C., we fight for your civil rights.…

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Can You Sue An Officer For Violating Your Miranda Rights?

In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona. The decision made clear that members of law enforcement must advise suspects of their Constitutional rights. Furthermore, officers must tell suspects about the potential consequences of talking to them. While…

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Suing The Police Just Became A Bit Easier

A New York man was living with his wife, newborn baby and sister-in-law. The sister-in-law had a history of mental illness, which was likely responsible for a 911 call she made. During the call, the sister-in-law claimed the man was abusing his child. Emergency medical…

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What Is Excessive Force?

If you suffered physical assault during an arrest or while in police custody, you may be the victim of a civil rights violation. The Department of Justice states it is a crime to deprive any person of his or her rights. When under arrest, officers…

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Can Law Enforcement Officers Lie To Suspects?

It’s often assumed that police and other law enforcement authorities can’t lie to people who have been arrested or to others they suspect of committing a crime. We’ve seen our favorite TV cops do it, but that’s just dramatic license, right? Not necessarily. The U.S.…

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The Authorities Have To Follow The Law During An Investigation

During a prearrest investigation, there are steps that you will want to take to protect yourself. The police have to follow specific legal procedures when you’re arrested and taken into custody. Failing to do so, you could have a case against them or reason to…

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Can You Run From The Police If You Did Nothing Wrong?

You don’t want to have an encounter with the police. On a walk through your neighborhood, you spot an officer coming toward you. It looks like he’s just walking on patrol, not coming toward you specifically, but you turn and start jogging the opposite way.…

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Beware What You Post On Social Media If Accused Of A Crime

If you find yourself accused of serious criminal conduct, it may be wise to delete your social media profiles. Modern social media began simply as a way for college students to communicate with each other easily; Facebook, for instance, started at Harvard and was only…

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