POLICE MISCONDUCT

Have no fear, our civil rights lawyers are here to help you fight police misconduct

We believe in holding persons in power accountable when they abuse their power.

The Law Office of Andres R. Guevara will file lawsuits against police officers who encroach on an individual’s civil rights. We’ll fight for you if a police officer uses excessive force when making an arrest, fabricates evidence, or increases the risk of harm facing a citizen.

Our attorneys represent plaintiffs in cases ranging from wrongful arrest to excessive force and police brutality. We understand how intimidating it is going after a respected member of society, like a police officer. That’s why we practice client-centered representation and make ourselves available to explain all aspects of your case, ensure your safety throughout the process, and make sure you feel fully represented from start to finish.

Civil Rights Law FAQ

Have you experienced or been a victim of police misconduct? Want to know if you have a case?
Learn more about police misconduct and civil rights charges in our FAQ.

We’ll get you justice for police misconduct cases involving:

Police Brutality

The nation’s civil rights laws and the Constitution exist to protect citizens from abuses by government, including police officers and any police misconduct these individuals may perform.

Here in Colorado and across the country, victims of police brutality and police misconduct rely on a statute known as Section 1983 to defend their civil rights.

Civil rights laws incentivize injured parties to act, stand up for themselves, and enforce their rights by allowing attorney fees and compensatory and punitive damages as incentives.

Here at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, there is no case of police brutality we consider too large or small. Whether you’ve suffered broken bones, permanent damage, or emotional damage, our dedicated Denver civil rights defense lawyers are devoted to an aggressive pursuit of justice. If you’ve been a victim of police brutality, our team is here to right these wrongs, obtain all possible recoveries for damage you’ve endured due to police brutality, and ensure justice is served.

Excessive Force

In today’s social and political climate, we see instances of police committing excessive force all too often. Our civil rights lawyers are here to ensure these actions, which blatantly disregard an individual’s basic civil rights, don’t go unnoticed or unpunished.

When it comes to a claim of excessive force, your civil rights lawyer will prove whether or not the officer’s use of force was reasonable or not. A reasonable amount of force will depend on the surrounding facts and circumstances of the situation. We believe it’s vital to pursue these types of cases, as unfortunately, excessive force is extremely dangerous, and can involve serious physical injury or death.

False Arrest & False Imprisonment

If you’ve been a victim of false arrest here in Colorado, our justice-minded civil rights lawyers will fight to prove your case and get you the restitution you deserve.

When it comes to accusations of false arrest, the majority of individuals claim that the police violated their Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable seizure.

In order to successfully charge and prosecute a false arrest claim, a victim must show that the arresting officer lacked probable cause and that they didn’t have sufficient evidence or facts to cause a reasonable person to believe that a crime had been committed.

Failure to Intervene

Colorado police officers have a sworn duty to serve and protect all individuals from any constitutional violations that a fellow officer may enact upon a victim.

Therefore, if a police officer witnesses a fellow officer violating an individual’s constitutional rights, he or she may be guilty of failing to intervene.

Malicious Prosecution

Our Colorado civil rights defense lawyers will represent and defend you if you’re pursuing a case of malicious prosecution. A malicious prosecution claim asserts that a police officer wrongly deprived the victim of the Fourteenth Amendment right to liberty.

Malicious prosecution occurs when criminal charges or civil lawsuits are maliciously filed in order to intimidate, harass, defame, or otherwise injure the other party.

Malicious prosecution is a secondary lawsuit that occurs when one person (the plaintiff) sues another person (the defendant) for trying to use the legal system against the plaintiff in a manner for which the system was not intended.

To win a malicious prosecution, the victim must show evidence of four things: 1) the defendant police officer commenced a criminal proceeding 2) the proceeding ended in the victim’s favor (that is, there was no conviction) 3) there was no probable cause and 4) the proceeding was brought with malice toward the victim.

Your allies, your attorneys

Contact us today to ensure you get the justice you deserve if you’ve been a victim of police misconduct.

*Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.