We thank you for your courage in taking a stand against racist and oppressive systems and exercising your First Amendment rights to help create a more just society.
If you were arrested, cited, or ticketed for your participation in any social justice protests in the Los Angeles area, the NLG-LA's Mass Defense Committee (MDC) is here to support you through navigating the legal system post-arrest and help alleviate any confusion and anxiety you may have about what comes next.
Please note: We will not be able to assist you if your court date is less than two weeks after the date you fill out this form.
CONFIDENTIALITY: Maintaining confidentiality is of critical importance to the MDC. The information you provide in this form and through our intake interview will always be kept confidential and shall not be disclosed other than to NLG-LA employees, NLG-LA agents, NLG-LA attorneys, other NLG-LA volunteers (collectively, "Representatives") who need to know such Confidential Information to provide legal support services and/or pro bono legal representation.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS (i.e. deadline) - You may have a civil rights lawsuit for damages if your constitutional rights were violated by law enforcement and/or you suffered injuries as a result of an arrest or use of force by law enforcement. To protect your state law rights to claim damages, you must file a claim with the responsible government agency within six months of the violation of your rights. You do not have to submit a pre-filing claim to protect your federal civil rights.