SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA POLICE MISCONDUCT ATTORNEY
DON’T GET FRAMED, GET PAID FOR YOUR POLICE BEATING, FALSE ARREST AND MALICIOUS PROSECUTION.
Mr. Steering’s law practice serves Orange County, and the Orange County cities shown below, as well as Ventura County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Imperial County and other locations throughout California. Mr. Steering is also licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia and has practiced in federal courts outside of California pro hac vice, including the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Steering is also a Members of the Bars of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court (since 1987).
The majority of Mr. Steering’s firm’s law practice is defending bogus “contempt of cop” criminal actions, usually followed by Mr. Steering filing and prosecuting lawsuits against the very same police officers who beat-up, falsely arrested and falsely accused the innocent of criminal conduct, to protect themselves and their employing agency from liability to the innocent for their outrages.
Most of Mr. Steering’s criminal and civil cases involve core Bill of Rights type issues; the difference between living in a free society of a police state. Most of these federal civil rights cases involve police violation of person(s) fourth amendment rights (i.e unreasonable searches of persons and their places and effects, and unreasonable seizures of person (false arrest and unreasonable force, procuring bogus and malicious criminal prosecutions) and first amendment violations (retaliation for protected speech and to petition for redress and various other “Constitutional Torts” , including police whistleblowing cases (Cal. Labor Code Section 1102.5.)
POLICE MISCONDUCT IN SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA.
Santa Ana has always been a hotbed of police misconduct.
As far back as 1990, Mr. Steering won a $612,000.00 jury verdict (plus attorney’s fees) against a sole Santa
Ana Police Department police officer for unreasonable force; Farahani v. City of Santa Ana, U.S. District Court (Santa Ana)(See, “Police Brutality False Arrest Case Results” pages for verdicts / settlements / judgments against other police agencies.) See also, City to Pay $292,500 to Man Who Says Officer Beat Him : Litigation: Attorneys reach settlement after city’s appeal of a federal jury award of more than $600,000, Los Angeles Times, September 17, 1991.
In more recent times the Santa Ana Police Department forced out its Chief of Police for exposing corruption of Santa Ana City officials as well as for trying to steer the department “away from corruption” and cracked down on poor officer behavior, including on some who were “improperly accounting for their time.”.
See, Ex-Santa Ana police chief sues city alleging he was forced out for whistle-blowin, Orange County Register, October 3, 2017. Like other Orange County police Chiefs who try to reform the behavior of his/her subordinate Officers to conform to constitutional standards, the police associations in those departments is having none of it. See, Huntington Beach police union asks for Chief Robert Handy’s removal after no confidence vote, Orange County Register, .
Mr. Steering is an expert in defending your bogus criminal action, in a way to best protect and enhance your ability to ultimately obtain some justice; reasonable compensation and redress, for your police beating; for your false arrest; for your unlawful search and seizure; for your malicious criminal prosecution; and for what’s usually at the center of all of the above, the exercise of our right to freedom of speech, and to complain to public officers, about misconduct by them or others, under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution..