What Constitutes Police Coercion?

While investigating or interrogating you, police must follow certain regulations as to what they can and cannot do. On occasion, police break these rules to try to force a confession out of you. Whether you committed a crime or not, coercion is illegal and police can be held accountable for it.

Some of the most common coercion tactics include:

  • Threats
  • Physical harm
  • False information

A police officer should never hurt you or threaten to hurt you if you do not make a confession. In addition, an officer cannot give you false information to influence what you say. For example, an officer may tell you they already have evidence against you so you might as well confess when they do not, in fact, have this evidence.

Our Practice Is About Your Protection

The lawyers at Kulis Law have helped countless people bring claims against the Illinois police department for acts of coercion. We build our practice upon trusting client-attorney relationships and personalized strategies crafted for your particular case.

Your well-being is our primary concern. Since 1990, our firm has dedicated itself to seeking justice when victims are abused or mistreated by law enforcement. This may mean fighting a court battle to defend your rights. It may mean negotiating a settlement that properly compensates you while avoiding the stress and costs of litigation. We will guide you to the path best suited for your situation.

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For questions and concerns about coercion or other forms of misconduct, please call 312-574-3079 or fill out our contact form. We remain available at all hours. Saturday appointments can be scheduled if needed.

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