Chicago Prison Rape Lawyer / Prison Sexual Assault Lawyer
Chicago Civil Rights Attorneys for Illinois Prison Rape and Sexual Assault Victims
Most rapes and assaults that occur in prison are preventable. Prison guards and Correctional officers are obligated under the law to protect inmates that are under their supervision. When prisons fail to implement the proper safety precautions or allow this abuse to happen, they can be held liable.
Chicago Prison Rape Lawyer Michael P. Schmiege is focused on preserving its clients’ civil rights. We are committed to fighting for your rights and to holding jails and prisons legally accountable for ignoring prisoner rape and sexual assault. Whether you are a male or female prisoner we will fight for your rights and help you obtain justice.
The laws that were put in place to protect United States citizens from all forms of sexual assault extend to prison. All people have a right to live without being afraid of being a victim of prison rape or sexual assault who has no way to seek justice. We have worked hard to help our clients receive the respect and justice that they deserve.
Holding Illinois Prisons and Jails Accountable for Injustice
We understand that some prisons are known to function under a do-not-tell policy, but you should never accept abuse or prison rape or sexual assault or neglect. Our law firm’s civil rights attorneys represent men and women who have been taken advantage of by other inmates and prison guards sworn to protect them. We believe that sexual assault and prison rape should not be tolerated by anyone, and that no one should feel as though they do not have the right to seek justice and protection because they are in prison.
Fighting back against prison abuse in Illinois
In some circumstances, prison guards fail to follow proper procedure and ignore claims of prisoner rape. Our law firm also represents clients who were abused and sexually assaulted by prison staff. We will help you level the playing field and fight back against the abuse.
We understand that many instances of sexual abuse in prison go unreported and that many of the people committing these crimes do not receive punishment. This is why our law firm works hard to help victims pursue their claims and exercise their legal rights. We help those victims of prison rape and sexual abuse who have suffered because of the indifference or negligence of those staff members who were supposed to be providing protection to all inmates.
Proving Fault and Seeking Maximum Compensation
Our law firm’s civil rights lawyers determine negligence and liability through proving the prison failed to properly protect inmates. We will subpoena your medical records, jail records and any statements given to the prison’s social workers. Chicago Civil Rights Attorney Michael P. Schmiege will also subpoena and interview correctional officers to gain statements about the culture at the prisons to help determine if there is systematic abuse.
We are prepared to prove the prison failed to follow proper procedure by allowing prisoner rape and sexual assault to occur. We will pursue maximum compensation allowable under the law against the prison to cover the cost of medical bills and expenses, and damages for emotional distress, which is also known as pain and suffering. Our law office will keep you advised during all steps of the legal process, and help you deal with what can be an extremely stressful period of your life.
Contact Our Prison Inmate Civil Rights Attorneys Today for a Free Initial Case Evaluation
If you are a victim of prison sexual abuse, we will fight to help you preserve your civil rights. Attorney Michael P. Schmiege handles prisoner rape cases in Illinois and all throughout the country. Our law firm works closely with you to make sure that you receive the legal advice that you deserve, and the compensation that you are entitled to. We will review your claims with you and help you decide what options will best suit your unique situation as well as the needs of both you and your loved ones.
If you or a loved one are the vicitm of police misconduct or civil rights violations it is important that you contact us at our Chicago Civil Rights Law Firm today. If you believe that your rights have been violated, we will work with you to decide what your best course of action should be. Call us at 312-626-2121 for a free consultation.
Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer Michael P. Schmiege litigates cases involving police misconduct throughout Illinois including the cities and Counties of Chicago, Cook County, DuPage, Will, and Lake as well as cities and counties all throughout Illinois. Chicago Police Misconduct Lawyer Michael P. Schmiege will fight for your rights.
Often times a civil rights / police misconduct case will result from an arrest. If you have been arrested it is important that you contact an experienced Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer at once. Contact Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael P. Schmiege for a free consultation on your criminal case or police misconduct case.