Police Misconduct

To Protect and Serve

Police Misconduct Lawyer — Peoria, Illinois

The motto is "to protect and serve." But what happens when that motto becomes something else? What happens when it's about harassing, controlling, forcing, injuring, falsely detaining, imprisoning or generally making you feel as powerless and humiliated as possible — what happens then? After all, police misconduct is a serious allegation. Who is going to take your word against theirs?

Our firm represents individuals throughout Central Illinois whose civil and constitutional rights have been violated by police misconduct, involving:

  • Excessive force or brutality
  • False arrest
  • Warrantless searches
  • Search and seizure violations
  • Due process violations

Although they are rare and difficult to prove, our firm also handles claims involving malicious prosecution and prosecutorial misconduct.

Attorney Richard L. Steagall handles all of our firm's civil rights and police misconduct cases. Mr. Steagall has 30 years of experience in these matters and has a particularly extensive background in federal district courts and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. This includes more than two dozen federal appeals, 14 of which involved the kinds of civil rights violations we are talking about here.

As a result, we are not intimidated by the prospect of taking on law enforcement agencies or the government in court. As important, at our firm your case will not be just one of many. We have made a conscious decision to remain small and to manage our caseloads so that we can give each client and case the time and attention it needs.

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State and Federal Civil Rights Litigation — Call 309-674-6085

Call our Peoria, Illinois, law office or contact us by e-mail to schedule an initial consultation. We are available to meet with you during normal business hours and by appointment. An initial, in-depth consultation is provided at reasonable cost for civil rights cases involving police misconduct.