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New York City Civil Rights Lawyer

We'll Help Give You a Voice

The Perecman Firm fights on behalf of the citizens of New York City to ensure that responsible parties take ownership of their wrongdoings.

When You Need an Advocate, Call The Perecman Firm

Wrongful arrests, wrongful convictions, police brutality, and other civil rights violations happen far too often in New York City. When these things happen, turn to The Perecman Firm to fight for justice. Our goal is to give a voice to the voiceless, to speak for those who wouldn’t be heard otherwise.

Racial Profiling and Wrongful Arrests

New York’s “stop and frisk” practices raise serious concerns for civil rights. It seems that, far too often, these practices are used as a justification for racial profiling and unlawful arrests. You cannot be detained or arrested on the basis of your race, religion, or your looks alone, and yet the New York Civil Liberties Union estimates that innocent New York residents have been the subject of approximately 4 million interrogations and police stops over the past decade.

Wrongful Prosecution

Wrongful prosecution or “malicious” prosecution as it is sometimes called is a civil action alleging an abuse of process. In other words, The Perecman Firm handles cases in which individuals are being prosecuted without probable cause they committed an offense.

Prominent Civil Rights Violations

Our firm has reported on many civil rights abuses in the past. Some of the most recent, high-profile cases include:

Contact The Perecman Firm for Civil Rights Violations

If you believe that you or someone you love has been the subject of a civil rights violation, we invite you to contact the New York City civil rights attorneys at The Perecman Firm for a free review of your case today! For the past 40+ years, our firm has been a voice for the underdog, recovering more than half a billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients!

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