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White Collar Crimes: Police Misconduct

Police officers today have a more difficult job than ever. Law enforcement officers are asked to put their lives on the line and voluntarily step into dangerous situations, and are often not given the benefit of the doubt by the public when they are accused of misconduct. A split second choice made in a high risk situation could lead to your life and career being on the line, and you could face prosecution not because of wrongdoing, but because of politics.

You need a police misconduct lawyer who understands both the internal investigation process as well as the criminal justice system. Whether you are facing accusations of excessive force, abuse of power, accepting bribes, or other wrongdoing, you must develop an effective legal strategy for limiting the chances of civil liability, criminal liability, or administrative consequences. A New Jersey police defense attorney at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, PA is here to provide you with the help you need.

Consequences of Police Misconduct

Police misconduct allegations can result in serious consequences. You could be investigated by internal affairs, which could lead to formal disciplinary action up-to and including termination and the loss of pension and other benefits. While qualified immunity should protect you from most civil lawsuits, you – and the department you work for – could still be forced to defend against a Section 1983 lawsuit or other civil claim. In some cases, you could also be faced with criminal charges, some of which carry lengthy prison terms.

Whether you are being questioned by internal investigators, facing administrative action, or fighting in civil and criminal court, you need a comprehensive legal strategy aimed at resolving all of the legal problems you face. You've worked too hard in your career to have your freedom and future endangered by allegations that are often false or unfounded.

How an Attorney Can Help

Police officers need assistance from a police defense attorney who understands how to fight for clients on all fronts. At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, PA, we have experience representing law enforcement officers who are facing administrative disciplinary action, as well as law enforcement officers who are at risk of indictment, criminal prosecution, or civil liability.

We protect you at every step of the legal process, advising you of your rights, ensuring you don't incriminate yourself in investigations, and conducting our own investigation to identify exculpatory evidence and undermine claims of wrongdoing made against you. We handle a wide variety of police misconduct cases including cases involving accusations of:

  • Murder or manslaughter
  • Police assault or excessive force
  • Unlawful arrest
  • Bribery
  • Theft or fraud, including payroll fraud
  • Misuse of police resources
  • Extortion
  • Sexual harassment or other sexual offenses
  • Domestic violence
  • Off-duty assault
  • Denial of medical care to detainees
  • Perjury
  • Coerced confessions
  • Fraudulent warrants
  • Drug abuse
  • DUI
  • Racial profiling
  • Employment discrimination

Whether you are accused of violating departmental policies, constitutional protections of defendants, or the law itself, Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, PA is prepared to help you mount a vigorous defense to protect your career, reputation, and freedom. Give us a call as soon as possible to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer when you are accused of wrongdoing: 877-HELMER1.

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