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Central Valley Civil Rights Attorney Explains Civil Rights Violations

Press Release – December 7, 2012

Your civil rights are your personal rights guaranteed and protected by both the United States Constitution and federal laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our Central Valley civil rights attorney knows your civil rights include:

• Freedom of speech;
• Due process of law;
• The right to vote;
• Protection from unlawful discrimination; and
• Equal protection of the law.

No one should tolerate unfair treatment, discrimination, or excessive force. If you believe that your civil rights were violated, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the parties responsible for any harm suffered you suffered and receive compensation for any infringement on your civil rights. A Central Valley civil rights lawyer can assist you in doing so.

Why is a Civil Rights Attorney important?
For certain civil rights claims, you must file a claim with the appropriate government agency before filing a private lawsuit against the parties responsible for violating your civil rights. If you believe your civil rights were violated, the best thing you can do is to speak with an experienced Central Valley civil rights attorney about your claim.

There may be several important questions regarding your claim that must be answered, including:
• Whether a “protected right” was violated by another party?
• Must you file a claim with a government agency first?
• What laws apply to your particular claim?
• Where are you allowed to file a lawsuit?
An experienced Central Valley civil rights attorney will consider every aspect of your case and explain all of your available options to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your claim.

Protecting victims’ rights
Victims of civil rights violations may find they face powerful opponents, particularly in cases concerning:
• Excessive force
• Malicious prosecution
• False arrest
• False imprisonment
• Sexual harassment
• Police brutality
• Police misconduct
Civil rights violations often occur in place of employment in addition to the more publicized interactions with law enforcement officials. If you suffered harassment or discrimination in the workplace, an experienced Central Valley civil rights attorney will examine your claim and pursue legal action that both protects your confidentiality while fighting for appropriate damages for the violation of your civil rights.

If you believe you suffered a violation of your civil rights contact us for an evaluation of your claim. Our office can provide both legal advice and aggressive legal representation. We will fight to obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.

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