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What do you charge for a consultation and/or retainer?ANSWER
Commonwealth Law Group works on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only charge an attorney fee if we are able to recover damages from a settlement or favorable verdict. The amount of attorney’s fees depend on the type of case and are a fixed percentage which will be established at the beginning of your case. In addition, we offer free consultations on all cases so call us today for yours.Open this question
What can I do if I believe law enforcement has used excessive force or that I have been wrongfully detained?ANSWER
Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your liberty. Once you have retained an experienced criminal lawyer, call us and we will discuss whether you have a claim for damages in civil court. Local, state and federal law enforcement generally work hard to protect people. However, there are cases where law enforcement officers abuse their power. We are experienced in defending citizens against the unlawful abuse of power by law enforcement officers, and we are committed to ensuring that abuses of the criminal justice system do not go unchecked.Open this question
What do I do if a loved one has died while incarcerated?ANSWER
Unfortunately, inmates sometimes die while incarcerated. Not every jail or prison death results in a lawsuit. However, if your loved one has died because of neglect, indifference, abuse or improper supervision, call us. We are experienced in pursuing claims against jails and prisons that encourage unconstitutional or unlawful conditions and allow inmates to suffer.Open this question
What can I do if a loved one is not receiving proper medical treatment while incarcerated?ANSWER
First, it is important that your loved one is utilizing the internal procedures at the jail or prison. Inmates usually have a responsibility to file grievances and complaints before seeking help from the courts. In order to ensure that your loved ones rights are protected, make sure that they are documenting their sick call requests and filing complaints and grievances when they are not receiving medical care. Then, call us. We will help you understand the available options for taking legal action.Open this question
Do prisoners have rights?ANSWER
Absolutely. Even though some rights have been forfeited due to conviction and incarceration, prisoners have many important legal rights. Unfortunately, many prisoners feel they do not have access to the legal system to protect themselves from constitutional and other legal violations. We are experienced in informing prisoners of their rights, and fighting to make sure prisoners’ rights are not abused. We believe all Americans have a right to access the legal system to protect their rights, including prisoners.Open this question