As a U.S. citizen or Kentucky resident, you expect to be treated fairly by your government. You have constitutional rights that police officers, prison guards, and government officials are supposed to respect. But sometimes they don’t. When a government agency or employee has violated your constitutional rights, you need a lawyer who understands both the law and the government that abused them. We know what it feels like to have your world turned upside down by a system you trust, and we’re here to help you fight back and get the compensation you deserve.
Government agencies, officers, and employees step on the rights of those they are sworn to protect every day. We know, we’ve seen it. Noel Caldwell, Attorney at Law, is a former prosecutor. He and his father and fellow attorney Brent Caldwell , served as government defense attorneys for years. While working for a Kentucky prosecuting attorney’s office, Noel started to see bad cops who weren’t held accountable for their actions. He saw first-hand the lack of oversight and discipline that let problem employees continue to violate the rights of Kentucky residents.
Now, he fights for the people who have been harmed. At Noel Caldwell, Attorney at Law, PLLC, we believe that one single breakdown in the Constitution -- even against the “worst” member of society -- forms cracks in the system and contributes to a breakdown that threatens everyone’s rights. Using Noel’s insider experience, we represent people who have been hurt by police, prison guards, and government agencies, helping them get justice and restore accountability to the system.
The Kentucky state police and local law enforcement offices have strict policies and codes of conduct that are designed to protect the rights of the people they serve. Many of these rules and regulations against excessive force by police are shaped by successful civil rights lawsuits brought by plaintiffs here in Kentucky and across the country. But all too often, poor training, discipline, and oversight mean that those rules are broken, at the cost of residents’ rights and physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
As a victim of police brutality, you need someone who will listen to your story, take you seriously, and advocate on your behalf against laws and court systems designed to protect police when they do wrong. Excessive force lawsuits involve police shooting, beating, unnecessarily tasing, or improperly detaining would-be suspects, often with little or no provocation. But even when these cases involve serious injury or wrongful death they can be hard to win without a skilled lawyer who knows how to navigate the system to protect your rights.
When the victim of government misconduct is also an inmate in the state’s jails or prisons, the work of fighting for victims’ rights gets even harder. Inmate abuse victims must overcome public bias, problems with access to information, and assumptions about their credibility on top of the already difficult task of fighting government abuse. You need someone you can trust in the courts advocating for your rights and pushing your case forward.
This is where Noel Caldwell’s past government experience shines. We know what it takes to protect the victims of inmate abuse. If you are the victim of prison beatings, neglect of your medical needs, overcrowding, or even inmate sexual abuse, we can help you get justice. We won’t judge you for your past mistakes. Instead, we will give you an honest assessment of your current situation and help you develop your case, pushing for evidence when we have to, so that you can present your strongest case against prison abuse.
Surviving police misconduct or government abuse of your rights is often a traumatic experience. We understand the effect an event like this can have on its victims. We are available to answer your questions throughout your case and will support you as your advocate. We will listen and give you advice about how best to defend your rights against the government systems that have failed you.
We will help you stay focused on the next step, so that you get through the process and reach the best outcome for your case. Developing a civil rights lawsuit takes time, and there are often short time limits to preserve evidence, submit notices, and defend your case. Don’t wait to find out if you or your loved one have a valid claim against the government for excessive force or inmate abuse. Contact civil rights attorney Noel Caldwell in Lexington, Kentucky to get an honest assessment of your civil rights case today.