Unlawful Search

Cleveland Unlawful Search and Seizure Lawyer

Serving Ohio with Pride for 70 Years

The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution protects American citizens “against unreasonable searches and seizures,” and requires the establishment of proper cause in order for a person to be searched or arrested. This important amendment is the foundation of illegal search and seizure lawsuits.

While most people understand illegal search and seizure to be a defense against criminal charges, many are not aware of their ability to sue for damages when this Constitutional right is violated. Our lawyers at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP can explain this possibility when you consult us.

Call (216) 600-0114 for a free consultation with a Cleveland unlawful search and seizure lawyer if you have been the victim of an unlawful or warrantless search.

I Think I Was Illegally Searched. Who Can I Call?

If you were the victim of unlawful search and seizure, you have the right to seek compensation for property damage, lost income, and other considerations. You may also be entitled to additional damages, including attorneys' fees, if you were deprived of your rights under the Constitution or one or more federal laws.

At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we have a complete understanding of the law that impacts these matters. Our attorneys have been serving Ohio communities for 70 years. We are prepared to pursue every available option in an effort to reach the most favorable outcome for you and your family.

Civil Rights Lawyers Serving Clients Nationwide

At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, our Cleveland unlawful search and seizure attorneys are committed to holding law enforcement officials who ignore the law accountable when their actions violate the rights of innocent people. We investigate every aspect of the case, including whether the search and seizure of property was legal and whether the officers even had the legal right to enter your home. Our only focus in these matters is the integrity of your Constitutional rights and seeking full compensation if we find that those rights were violated.

Building a Case for Maximum Recovery

Victims in unlawful search and seizure cases are entitled to seek many of the same types of compensatory damages that a victim might seek in a personal injury claim. We can conduct a complete review of your case to determine the full extent of your losses.

Some of the damages that are often available in an illegal search and seizure claim are the following:

  • Damage that was done to your home, car, or personal property
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Under Section 1983 of the United States Code, you may also be entitled to recover attorneys' fees if your federal or Constitutional rights were denied or if you were the victim of malicious prosecution. In the context of an illegal search and seizure claim, it would be necessary for the police to have knowingly searched your property illegally and arrested you. Depending on the circumstances of your case, additional punitive damages may available under this section as well.

There are Many Reasons to Have Confidence in Our Firm

For 7 decades, our attorneys have provided the skillful and dedicated representation necessary to successfully resolve our clients' police misconduct claims. We enjoy an excellent reputation among our peers in the legal community and in the courts. Our opponents know that, before we accept a case, we have fully researched it and that we are prepared to put 100% of our firm's resources behind its success.

Call Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP today at (216) 600-0114 for a free case evaluation.

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