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3 Things You Need to Know About Civil Rights

Have your civil rights been violated? It's time to talk with an attorney who can help. Find out what you need to know about civil rights in this article.

When you are interacting with police officers, you have certain civil rights that should never be violated. You're probably familiar with many of your civil rights. For example, you have the right to be treated fairly regardless of your race, gender, or religion. You have the right to safety. You also have freedom of thought and freedom of speech. Sometimes, however, civil rights are violated. This can happen when the police treat you unfairly or even brutally due to your race or gender. In some cases, the police may use excessive force while arresting you. In other cases, you may be arrested unlawfully. When this happens, it's important to take action. A civil rights attorney can help represent you if you are treated unfairly by the police. Your lawyer can help you stand up for your rights after they have been violated. Here's what you need to know.

  1. A civil rights violation can happen to anyone.

    No matter where you live, what ethnicity you are, or what your religious background is, a civil rights violation can happen to you. Violations occur regardless of background or age. If you are discriminated against by the police because of your race, gender, or religion, understand that this is not legally acceptable. Your lawyer can represent you in court and argue that your rights were violated due to this discrimination.

  2. A civil rights violation is a serious matter.

    The way in which your rights were violated may vary. Maybe an officer used excessive force while arresting you and you were injured during the process. Maybe an unlawful search was performed on your property without a warrant. Perhaps you were wrongfully arrested or racially profiled. Understand that no matter how your rights were violated, it's a serious breach of trust and safety. More importantly, it's vital that you act in order to protect your rights in the future.

  3. A civil rights violation is something your lawyer can help you deal with.

    If your privacy was invaded by the police, you were treated with excessive force, or you were unlawfully arrested, it's time to speak with an experienced civil rights attorney who can guide you during this time. Regardless of how your rights were violated, your lawyer will help create a case to defend you. Your lawyer will gather evidence, review records, and speak with witnesses to build a case that helps protect you as you move forward.

    Don't ignore a civil rights violation. When you're treated inappropriately by the police, it's time to take action. Call your lawyer today to talk about your options and find out how you can move forward after a civil rights violation occurs. Your attorney knows that this can be a sensitive topic and a difficult experience, so rest assured that you will be treated with respect and dignity during this time.