Protecting Your Privacy: Wrongful Search and Seizure Cases Legal Support
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. For 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 two 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 email@example.com, 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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- WTTW - Chicago Tonight: Federal Court Certifies Cass Action Lawsuit Against CPD for its “Stop and Frisk” PracticesWTTW - Chicago Tonight, September 7, 2021
- Romanucci & Blandin and Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge Announce Final Approval of Settlement of Investigatory Stop Class Action Cases Against the City of Chicago and Chicago Police DepartmentSeptember 20, 2023
- Romanucci & Blandin and Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge Joint Statement with City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department on Settlement of Investigatory Stop Class Action CasesJuly 19, 2023
- Nieves family files civil lawsuit against City of Chicago and Chicago Police Sergeant Michael VitellaroJune 27, 2023
- Romanucci & Blandin reaction to verdict in criminal trial of Chicago Police Sergeant Michael Vitellaro for July 2022 takedown of a fourteen-year-old minor in Park Ridge without causeJune 16, 2023
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- Attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci File Landmark Civil Lawsuit for Police Beating Death of Tyre NicholsApril 19, 2023
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- Statement by Civil Rights Attorneys Ben Crump, Antonio Romanucci and Jeff Storms on the March 31, 2023 agreement on police reform in MinneapolisMarch 31, 2023
- March 18, 2023
- Attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci React to News That Sixth Officer Involved in Tyre Nichols’ Death has Been Relieved of DutyJanuary 30, 2023
- The attorneys for the family of Tyre Nichols, Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, have issued a statement following news of charges against five former Memphis police officersJanuary 26, 2023
- Attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci React to Preliminary Findings in Tyre Nichols Independent AutopsyJanuary 24, 2023
- December 9, 2022
- 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
- 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