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Meth Law Offices Helps Clients Pursue Justice

As Americans and New Yorkers, we possess certain fundamental rights. Violations of these rights harm not only the victims but the protections that all citizens are entitled to. Meth Law Offices, PC is committed to seeing that violations of our fundamental liberties are corrected promptly and that injured parties receive relief. Serving clients throughout the Hudson Valley, Meth Law Office, PC will pursue justice on your behalf if you have been denied state or federal protected rights.

METH LAW OFFICES PROVIDES STRONG REPRESENTATION AGAINST VIOLATORS OF CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTIES

The U.S. Constitution established important safeguards against misconduct by government and law enforcement. You are protected from illegal search and seizure, self-incrimination, double jeopardy, and cruel and unusual punishment. Since 1998, Michael Meth, Esq. has helped clients fight back against constitutional violations, including:

  • Unlawful stops — Police cannot stop a person on the street or pull over a vehicle without reasonable, articulable suspicion that a crime has been committed. They cannot use racial profiling to justify a stop.

  • Illegal searches — During a legal stop, police have a limited right to pat down a suspect to determine if he or she has a weapon. Law enforcement officers cannot perform a warrantless search of a person or a vehicle unless exigent circumstances demand quick action. Search warrants must be supported by probable cause and limited in scope.

  • False arrest — Police cannot arrest an individual without probable cause.

  • Unlawful detention — You cannot be held in custody unless the police arrest you, notify you of the charge and allow you to speak to an attorney. A 2019 law eliminated pretrial detention and cash bail for most offenses.

  • Police brutality — Police cannot use excessive force to make an arrest or subject suspects to abuse while in custody.

If you suspect that your fundamental rights have been violated, Meth Law Offices, PC will review the facts in your case and advise if a legal remedy is available. Call today for a free consultation.

METH LAW OFFICES' VIGOROUS LITIGATION PROTECTS NEW YORK RESIDENTS FROM DISCRIMINATION

The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 preserved anti-discrimination protections at the Federal level. New York, like many states, enacted its own civil rights laws essentially mirroring federal law. Today, these laws protect people from discrimination based on various factors like age (for people 40 and older), sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, color, ethnicity, nation of origin, pregnancy, and disability. These laws address conduct such as sexual harassment, bullying, and the denial of reasonable accommodations. The main areas these laws cover are:

  • Employment — Victims of employment discrimination can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or file a civil lawsuit.

  • Housing — Victims of housing discrimination can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or file a civil lawsuit.

  • Education — Victims of discrimination in education can file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education or file a civil lawsuit.

Before filing any type of complaint, it’s wise to work with an experienced civil rights attorney so you can understand how the law applies in your case. Call today for a free consultation.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM A CIVIL RIGHTS CASE

Depending on the type of civil rights violation you’ve experienced, you can file a complaint with the appropriate agency or immediately initiate a lawsuit in state or federal court. You need to be aware of the deadlines for initiating certain types of claims. In cases against a state or city agency, a notice of complaint must be served within 90 days. Civil rights litigation can be complicated. Extensive investigation is often required to assemble evidence, yet special procedures often demand quick action. It is in your best interest to retain an attorney with an extensive background in this area.         

THE TYPES OF RELIEF AVAILABLE TO VICTIMS OF CIVIL RIGHTS ABUSE

There are two types of remedies for civil rights abuses. The first is injunctive relief. That is a court order for the defendant to end discriminatory or abusive practices. The second is monetary damages for the harm suffered.  Meth Law Offices, PC has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for clients in a wide variety of civil rights cases. Michael Meth, Esq. can detail the violations that occurred and pursue justice on your behalf in New York or federal court. Call today for a free consultation.