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What Are Civil Rights, and Who Protects Them?

In the United States, civil rights are a cornerstone of our democracy. Civil rights can be defined as personal rights guaranteed and protected by the United States Constitution and a body of various federal laws enacted over the years (for example, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990).

 

All citizens of the United States should enjoy the same, equal rights, as required by the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Some of these rights include:

THE RIGHT TO BE FREE OF ARREST WITHOUT PROBABLE CAUSE

THE RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM UNREASONABLE SEARCHES AND SEIZURES.

THE RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT.

THE RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM ABUSE BY PUBLIC OFFICIALS.

THE RIGHT NOT TO BE A VICTIM OF EXCESSIVE FORCE

THE RIGHT, IF INCARCERATED, TO HUMANE TREATMENT

THE RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE PEACEFULLY

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Sadly, for some people, these basic rights can be trodden on and violated in acts of discrimination, violence, or other miscarriages of justice. A violation of civil rights occurs as a result of force or threat against an individual who is a member of a protected class. Some examples of civil rights violations include:

  • Wrongful/false arrest or detention
  • Excessive force by law enforcement or corrections officers
  • Racial discrimination in the provision of law enforcement services
  • The failure of a jail or prison to provide adequate medical care
  • Search or seizure without probable cause

If you’ve suffered a violation of your basic rights, you are not alone. A civil rights lawyer in Virginia with Halperin Law Center can fight for you, no matter your economic status. At the Halperin Law Center, we can assist with a myriad of civil rights violations, including civil rights claims under Section 1983, which provides individuals with the right to sue state government employees and others acting “under color of state law” for civil rights violations.

Attorneys Who Fight For You

Certain violations of our civil rights can lead to highly detrimental outcomes. If you or a loved one has been harmed, our civil rights attorneys want to help you secure the fair compensation you deserve.
Give us a call:
804-206-8757
Our attorneys understand the difficult position that a violation of you or a loved one’s civil rights can put you in.. As the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Our attorneys have the know-how to get the compensation you deserve for the damages related to your civil rights violation in Virginia. Get the results you deserve with a top-rated police misconduct and prisoner civil rights attorney.
When something of the complexity and magnitude of a civil rights violation takes place, you’re likely to have questions. Our attorneys can walk you through the civil claims process from day one, keeping you updated on developments as they unfold.
Never waste time wondering about the status of your case. Our attorneys treat you like the individual you are—not just another case.

How Does a Civil Rights Lawyer Help?

Civil rights lawyers are attorneys who use their knowledge and training to help get compensation for people whose civil rights have been violated. Some examples of civil rights violations in Virginia that an attorney from Halperin Law Center can help you with include:

Excessive force

Sexual Harassment

Sexual assault

Hate crimes

Unlawful search & seizure

Voting rights violations

Housing discrimination

The attorneys at Halperin Law Center can assist you in determining if you have a negligence or civil rights case. Our experienced attorneys and dedicated staff will guide you through this difficult and complicated process to seek just compensation for your harms and losses. If you think you or a loved one has been the victim of police misconduct or negligence, resulting in injuries, death, or a violation of civil rights, call the Halperin Law Center at 804-527-0100 or e-mail us at [email protected] for a no-cost consultation.

Spotlight on Workplace Discrimination in Virginia

Facing discrimination in the work place is a scary thing. It doesn’t only impact you emotionally when you’re unfairly discriminated against: it can also have a significant impact on your finances and economic opportunities. As staunch advocates for the rights of all workers through the commonwealth, Halperin Law Center is ready to mobilize its resources, knowledge, and experience to help you recover fair compensation after a workplace discrimination event, or any other civil rights litigation matter.

All workers in the Commonwealth of Virginia enjoy the right to a workplace free of discrimination of any kind.
The Virginia Human Rights Act aims to preserve the general welfare of employees in the commonwealth by outlawing discriminatory practices. Specifically, it prohibits ocupational discrimination against yourself or any other worker on the basis of:

FAQ

Virginia Civil Rights Lawyer FAQ

If your civil rights have been violated by law enforcement or corrections staff, we can help you fight back. We’ve helped our clients recover millions of dollars in compensation, and we’re proud to be able to handle your case from the get-go.
It’s common for folks to be concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney to help them deal with the aftermath of their civil rights violation. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the attorneys at the Halperin Law Center work on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you won’t pay anything up front. In fact, we only get paid if you win, as our fees come from a portion of any future settlement or award.
In Virginia, the amount of time you have to file a claim for compensatory damages in a civil rights case is governed by the statute of limitations. Typically, that is 2 years from the date of the violation, however there are some claims that need to be filed within one year.
Civil rights violations include offenses committed against a victim that happen as the result or threat of an action against them due to their belonging to a protected class. There are many different ways that someone’s rights can be violated; contact an attorney to find out if you could have a potential claim.

Get Help from a Civil Rights Lawyer in Virginia

When someone infringes on your constitutional civil rights, the net effect is more than simply preventing you from enjoying the same liberties as others. Whether you’ve been unlawfully harmed by an agent of the state or discriminated against in the workplace, a dedicated and experienced civil rights lawyer in Virginia with Halperin Law Center can help you seek the full compensation due you under the law.

Call us at 804-207-9385, fill out the form at the bottom of this page, or click the buttons at the top or bottom of the page to request your free, no-obligation consultation.

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