Civil Rights Lawyer

Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP) oversees the Miami Police Department

The City of Miami’s Civilian Investigative Panel was created to provide civilian oversight of the Miami Police Department relating to police misconduct and civil rights violations.  The Civilian Investigative Panel was formed in 2002 following several highly publicized police shootings. The Civilian Investigative Panel investigates complaints about City of Miami police officers for police misconduct and civil rights violations such as false arrest, false imprisonment, excessive use of force, and various other forms of police brutality.  You can learn more about the City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel by clicking here for its website.  The Berman Law Firm represents individuals who have suffered the indignity of

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Miami false imprisonment lawyer

Credit Card Fraud Alert Sends Man Whose Card it is to Jail

A credit card fraud alert for a last round of drinks at a Fort Lauderdale night club leads to false arrest and false imprisonment of our client.  Click here to see NBC 6 South Florida’s coverage of this story.  The Berman Law Firm’s criminal defense colleague will defend our client from any criminal charges. Once any criminal charges are disposed of, The Berman Law Firm will pursue civil claims for false arrest and false imprisonment against the night club and the city who arrested him.  This could happen to anyone and will not be tolerated.  If you believe you have been falsely arrested or

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Miami negligent security lawyer

Negligent Security Claims Help Crime Victims

Property owners and businesses must maintain their facilities in a safe condition in order to deter criminal activity on their property.  They are required to protect the public from suffering personal injury as the result of criminal activity.  Negligent security arises when a property owner or business operator neglect their patron’s safety by failing to have adequate security measures on their property.  Negligent security resulting in criminal attacks against patrons of public places occur in South Florida with more frequency than we would like to think.  Unfortunately, violent criminal attacks such as robbery, assault, sexual assault, and murder occur too often at South Florida shopping malls,

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slip and fall lawyer

What to do in case of a Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Accident

The owners and operators of stores, restaurants, malls, and other public places are legally obligated to maintain their facilities in a safe condition and protect the public from having a slip and fall or trip and fall accident and suffering personal injury.  If they fail to protect you from an accident you may have a claim for personal injury, and you may be entitled to recover money for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents are a common occurrence in public places.  If you are involved in a slip and fall or

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Miami False Arrest Lawyer

Governor Scott Vetoed Law Allowing Increased Highway Speed Limits

Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed Florida Senate Bill 392 (2014).  Click here to review the governor’s veto letter.  Had this bill become law it would have allowed the speed limit on certain highways in Florida to be increased to 75 mph, making auto accidents more likely to occur on Florida highways.  This veto keeps Florida in the majority of states with speed limits not in excess of 70 mph.  We previously posted about this bill, emphasizing the increased dangers of driving at higher rates of speed, including the occurrence and severity of an auto accident.  No matter the speed limit, we ask you

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