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Unfortunately, our society is not immune to the abuse the power by those in positions of authority. This is can be painfully true whether it is dealing with police on the street or with situations and people at the workplace. At Cohen & Fitch LLP, our mission is to protect against the perversion of justice in all contexts. While many people know that they have constitutional rights that are meant to protect them from such abuses of authority, few understand how to properly enforce those rights. The sad fact for many is that power structures that exist in the criminal justice and employment context can be intimidating and discouraging to most individuals.
At Cohen & Fitch LLP we bring over 15 years of trial experience fighting for and defending the civil rights of abused, underprivileged and disenfranchised individuals. We understand the limits of lawful police conduct and the line between inappropriate and illegal behavior in the workplace and will fight vigorously to get you the results you deserve.read more
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At our notable law firm, we are equipped with a diverse team of the best lawyers to deal with a wide array of cases and offer expert level services. Whether it's a criminal case or a civil rights case, we are committed to serving our clients the best legal services.
If you have been arrested or imprisoned, in addition to needing skilled representation to defend you from the criminal charges, with the right legal team you can make those officers answer for their unconstitutional conduct. Under both Federal and State law you can pursue civil rights violations both criminally and civilly and recover compensation for the harm done to you at the hands of law enforcement. This includes compensation for mental anguish, humiliation, physical injury, medical expenses, loss of liberty, economic losses and other harms suffered because of:
However, in order to successfully prosecute these claims and hold law enforcement accountable for their behavior, you need lawyers who are prepared to handle the complex and intimidating task of pursuing claims against the police and who are unafraid to confront officers and City agents and hold them accountable for their acts before a jury. Where other attorneys may refuse these cases because of these challenges, Cohen & Fitch will never back down at any stage of the case and you will never be forced to "settle" for less than you deserve.
If you are employed anywhere you are entitled to certain equal rights under Federal, State and local New York City laws. Nevertheless, employers frequently exploit, discriminate and create hostile working conditions for their employees. These acts can be obvious or subtle, but can cause economic damages as well as severe mental, emotional, psychological and in some instances physical injuries, but you have the right to be compensated for all of them. Also, when these acts are taken by supervisory or managerial staff or are the result of the organization’s policy, the entire company can be held to answer for the damage caused by:
However, just as an employer takes advantage of the power dynamic in these situations, so too do the attorney’s defending the companies’ bottom line when you seek to enforce your rights. Therefore, essential to your success is having attorneys on your side that are relentless and who understand the work involved in overcoming the hurdles in these cases. Cohen & Fitch LLP has the extensive civil rights experience, knowledge and determination to level the playing fields between employer and employee.
If you have been arrested and charged with crime, you need attorneys that will zealously defend your rights and will stop at nothing to get those charges dropped or reduced. We have all heard the refrain that you are innocent until proven guilty, but that is not always how the system treats defendants. As former prosecutors we understand the system from within and know when police and prosecutors are overstepping their bounds. We will make sure that your rights are protected, whether you made a mistake or you were falsely charged. We can defend against any crimes, including:
In order to properly defend against these charges, you need attorneys who are on your side when no one else is. Therefore, it is essential to have experienced attorneys who are willing to fight for you no matter what you are facing. Cohen & Fitch, LLP has been defending individuals caught in our bureaucratic criminal justice system for years and can gently guide you through your toughest moment no matter what your up against.
In addition to the success Cohen & Fitch LLP has had vindicating the rights of their clients, the firm has been a leader in establishing and reinforcing constitutional precedent in civil rights litigation for the last decade. Many of the legal battles fought by Cohen & Fitch LLP have resulted in decisions that are heavily relied upon by Federal and State courts as well as other civil rights attorneys. Below are some of the decisions which have resulted from Cohen & Fitch LLP’s litigation efforts:
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