Unreasonable search and seizure LAWYERS | ROMANUCCI & BLANDIN
Did you know that in order to be searched or frisked, police officers need to have reasonable proof that you committed a crime? Any evidence obtained in an unlawful search and seizure- even if there was illegal evidence found – may not be permissible in court. That means, for instance, if you were found with illegal drugs, but there was not a reasonable motive to search you in the first place, the case could be dropped. You could also make a complaint that you were a victim of a false arrest.
Your unreasonable search and seizure claim
With headquarters in Chicago, the unreasonable search and seizure attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin know the damage and devastation that can be caused when someone’s constitutional rights are violated by those who are supposed to protect and serve. Our team has experience and success bringing justice to clients in some of the country’s most prolific cases, including being on the legal team representing the family of George Floyd. The attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin know how to navigate these sensitive and often high-profile cases and bring justice to those involved.
National experience and results in unreasonable search and seizure matters
At Romanucci & Blandin, we approach an unreasonable search and seizure claim as a way to provide monetary compensation and hold an individual or institution financially accountable and responsible for the physical and emotional and even economic damages that have occurred. In too many cases, encounters with law enforcement can end tragically. In some cases, the officer(s) involved in police unreasonable search and seizure cases may face criminal charges, but with or without those charges, victims can move forward with civil litigation, in an effort to receive financial compensation for what happened.
Our law firm has a team of attorneys and staff with many years of experience in unreasonable search and seizure litigation. Our civil rights and police misconduct legal team includes partners who guide the process and share their deep knowledge of these types of lawsuits. Each client and each situation is different, and your claim is treated with great care and respect as the team investigates what happened and determines the best path to justice for you.
We know exactly what to do to litigate your unreasonable search and seizure case. We will obtain all necessary background information on the officer or officers involved and, if appropriate understand the municipal or organizational history, training or patterns and practices that may have played a role. Holding municipalities accountable for their officers’ conduct under a 42 U.S.C. §1983 Monell claim is an important part of civil rights law, and an area our team knows very well. We find the records, interview witnesses, utilize police and medical experts and prepare thoroughly and meticulously for your case. Ultimately, our aim is to obtain the maximum compensation possible so that you and your loved ones can move on with your life.
Our results for unreasonable search and seizure cases
The results we have achieved in unreasonable search and seizure cases are a testament to our team’s fierce dedication to clients.
Our work speaks for itself. As an example, Romanucci & Blandin filed a class action civil lawsuit in 2015 that was certified by the federal courts in 2021 against the City of Chicago which could have a class size of over 2 million people. This comes from the Chicago Police Department’s stop and frisk policy that was instituted in 2010.
Free consultation on your case by Chicago-based unreasonable search and seizure lawyers
The unreasonable search and seizure attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin have proven success in these types of cases. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death, please contact our office at Info@rblaw.net, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free evaluation of your case. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case.
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- Daily Kos, April 27, 2022
- Full Report: Minneapolis Department of Human Rights investigation into the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Police DepartmentMinneapolis Department of Human Rights , April 27, 2022
- ABC News , April 27, 2022
- Minneapolis police 'engage in a pattern or practice of race discrimination,' Minnesota human rights department saysCNN, April 27, 2022
- ABC News, February 8, 2022
- The Chicago Crusader, September 21, 2021
- The Chicago Crusader, September 10, 2021
- WTTW - Chicago Tonight: Federal Court Certifies Cass Action Lawsuit Against CPD for its “Stop and Frisk” PracticesWTTW - Chicago Tonight, September 7, 2021
- National Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump, George Floyd Family, and Legal Team Hail Biden Executive Order on Police Reform, Urge President to Keep Pressure OnMay 25, 2022
- George Floyd and Amir Locke Legal Team Releases Statement on Finding of Race Discrimination Pattern and Practice by the City of Minneapolis and Police DepartmentApril 27, 2022
- February 8, 2022
- Federal Court Certifies Class Action Lawsuit Against Chicago Police Department for its “Stop and Frisk” Policies & Practices under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. ConstitutionSeptember 7, 2021
- Authored by Benjamin Crump and Antonio M. Romanucci, April 4, 2022
- WTTW Chicago: Federal Court Certifies Cass Action Lawsuit Against CPD for its “Stop and Frisk” PracticesSeptember 7, 2021
Chicago police misconduct attorney Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin and Rashawn Lindsey, one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for its widespread stop and frisk practices, join WTTW Chicago to discuss the recent certification of the class action.