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Compassionate Lawyers Serving Clients in Long Island and Throughout Nassau County
At Nass Roper & Levin, PC, we strive to provide exceptional legal representation to individuals and families throughout New York. Our attorneys have over 45 years of collective legal experience and are prepared to assist you with cases involving civil rights law, personal injury law, police misconduct, Rikers Island misconduct, and more. We are committed to helping you seek justice when you have been injured or your rights have been violated.
Discuss your case with our knowledgeable team today. Call (718) 775-3246 or contact us online to get started.
Police and Rikers Island Misconduct Cases
You should never be subject to unnecessary force, discrimination, or any other form of misconduct when you are interacting with a police or corrections officer. Unfortunately, some law enforcement and Rikers Island officers abuse their positions and violate the rights of the people they are meant to serve.
Correctional officers at Rikers Island have a history of using excessive force and allowing other injustices, eventually forcing the intervention of the U.S. Justice Department. Prisoners do not enjoy full constitutional rights but do have the right to send and receive mail, pregnancy-related healthcare (including abortion), protection against discrimination, protection against brutality, and a minimum standard of living.
Police officers can only stop and briefly detain you if they have a legitimate reason to believe you have done something illegal, are currently doing something illegal, or are about to do something illegal. They cannot stop you arbitrarily or for discriminatory reasons. During a police stop, you have the right to stay silent and have legal protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Police officers can only use force if they are acting in self-defense, but some will use unjustified force when detaining someone.
When your rights have been violated by the police or a corrections officer, you may be able to recover monetary compensation to cover all relevant losses. We are prepared to help you take legal action, but you must act quickly. In many cases, you will only have 90 days to start the process.
Call (718) 775-3246 or contact us online to learn more about our legal services and how we can help you seek justice.
Personal Injury Claims
When another party’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct results in your suffering an injury, you may be able to recover compensation for all related losses through a personal injury lawsuit. New York enforces time limits for bringing personal injury claims, so do not wait to discuss your case with us if you or someone you love has been injured in an accident.
Our team can assist with personal injury claims involving:
Civil Rights Law
You have a wide variety of inalienable rights under the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, and numerous other state and federal laws. Nass Roper & Levin, PC has a proud history of helping New York residents enforce these rights and hold government employees and entities accountable for misconduct. You must contact us immediately if you are considering taking legal action against the city, as you will have only 90 days from the date of the incident to file a complaint.
We can assist you with civil rights cases involving:
- Discrimination on the basis of a legally protected characteristic, such as your race, sex, gender, or religion
- Human rights violations
- Hate crimes
- Any form of government misconduct, including police brutality, false arrests, use of excessive force, and unlawful arrests