42 USC  § 1983 allows an individual to bring a lawsuit against a government actor who has violated the individual’s constitutional rights.  1983 civil rights cases often allege excessive force, false arrest, delayed release, or illegal searches but can also involve the violation of other constitutional rights, such as the right to free speech or due process.  1983 civil rights law is extremely complex, involves a variety of exceptions, and is constantly changing.  

Due to recent changes in Indiana law, it is becoming much more difficult for the government to take your property under forfeiture statutes.  I recently handled a Federal Class Action lawsuit to the Indiana forfeiture law.  I was successful in getting the Federal Judge to agree with our argument and the Federal Court recently found the Indiana forfeiture statute unconstitutional and ordered Indianapolis to cease vehicle forfeitures.

If you have any questions about your case, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to hearing from you.