Civil Rights law is a broad field that governs a wide range of injustices — but here’s what it all boils down to:
Have Your Rights Been Violated?
If your answer to this question is “yes” or even just “I think so,” go ahead and give our firm, The People’s Law Firm, a call. Our entire mission is to protect the basic human and civil rights of the people, regardless of where they’re from, how much money they have, or who it is that violated their rights in the first place. And, fortunately for our clients, we’re extremely good at what we do.
How to Know If Your Rights Have Been Violated
Civil rights are the basic freedoms that apply to every single American. But the system doesn’t always follow its own rules. And, those working within the system have historically gotten away with it for a simple reason: Because the people most directly affected (those whose rights have been minimized and violated for years and decades) have been taught to believe that they can’t fight back. Our mission is to change that.
If any of the following things have happened to you, your rights have been violated, and it’s time that we talk.
- Excessive Force. Police officers are allowed to use force. But there are important limitations: First, the force must be “lawful” (i.e., the situation must support the use of force). And second, it must be “reasonable.” When police violate these limitations, they violate your rights.
- Unlawful arrest. Police can arrest anyone who they have “probable cause” to believe committed a criminal offense. When police handcuff you and bring you into custody just based on a suspicion that you might have committed a crime? It’s unlawful.
- Malicious prosecution. A familiar pattern has arisen in American policing: An officer uses force when he shouldn’t, or uses too much force; Then, in order to justify his conduct, he charges the victim with a crime. When a police officer causes someone to be charged with a crime for the purpose of justifying his conduct, a claim for malicious prosecution can follow.
If you’ve experienced any of these or similar injustices, don’t wait to reach out. The sooner we start building a legal strategy, the stronger your case will be — and the better your chances of holding the government accountable for its misconduct.