Civil rights are enforceable privileges and when they are violated the victim can seek compensation from the other party. Examples of civil rights include freedom of speech, the right to vote and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with on the basis of a person's race, sex, religion, age, physical limitations, national origin and, in some cases, sexual orientation.
At the law firm of Garcia Ives Nowara in Albuquerque, our attorneys help individuals whose civil rights have been violated. For a free initial consultation to discuss your situation, call us at 505-273-3064.
We Handle A Wide Range Of Civil Rights Cases
Our lawyers have extensive experience handling a broad spectrum of civil rights cases, including:
- Misconduct by police
- Wrongful prosecution
- Medical malpractice in prison facilities
- Due process violations
Representation For Prisoners With Mistreatment Claims
Jail and prison officials have a legal duty to provide reasonable care to inmates. This includes providing for an inmate's safety and well-being. If this duty is violated and an inmate suffers harm, he or she may pursue compensation through a prisoner mistreatment claim. The process for these claims differs depending on whether the inmate is in a state or federal institution. We can help guide you through this complex process.
Were Your Civil Rights Violated?
These types of cases can be complicated. Even if you feel that you have been treated unfairly, your civil rights may not have been violated. We will thoroughly review the circumstances of your claim and assess your options for moving forward. If a civil rights violation has occurred, we will work hard to help ensure that the offending party is held accountable.
Contact Our Attorneys For A Free Initial Consultation
Civil rights violations do not always involve over the top actions. More subtle forms occur as well. That is why it is important to have legal counsel on your side to help determine whether you have a strong case. Call our New Mexico law office at 505-273-3064 to schedule a free initial consultation with our attorneys. You may also contact us online.