That may be a strange title for a post on the blog of a criminal defense lawyer, but defending law enforcement officers accused of misconduct in the line of duty is one of our practice areas at The Crowley Law Firm, PLLC.
Due to the nature of the job, police officers are placed in situations where there is a potential to find themselves charged with a crime, even if they are in the line of duty. Once charged with a crime, however, officers face the same hurdles as civilian defendants. On top of that, officers are generally treated more harshly than non-law enforcement defendants. Want an example? Look no further than MHP Sgt. Johnny Delaney.
In addition to representation in criminal actions, we also represent officers in “non-criminal” internal investigations, employment actions, and civil rights lawsuits. While our practice is focused exclusively on criminal defense, we accept a limited amount of civil cases involving officers who are facing these types of proceedings.
At TCLF, we aggressively and tenaciously defend law enforcement officers who are accused of crimes. I personally consider protecting and defending those who protect and defend us, to be the highest calling for a criminal defense lawyer. If you are a law enforcement officer who is facing criminal charges, internal affairs investigations, civil lawsuits or employment actions arising from conduct in the line of duty, please contact Mississippi Criminal Defense Attorney Curt Crowley to schedule a consultation.