Civil Rights Attorney
Get Help With A Civil Rights Case
In America, people are protected by the United States Constitution, the highest legal authority in the land. However, we can’t always depend on people to uphold the guaranteed rights under the Constitution. Those people must be held accountable for their actions when they violate another person’s civil rights. The civil rights attorneys at Novo Legal have represented numerous individuals in civil rights cases in Denver and Seattle, and are ready to assist in your civil rights case.
Know Your Civil Rights
Understanding your civil rights is the first step in knowing if they have been violated. Sometimes it can be challenging to know when an action against you will be a civil case or a criminal case. If you’ve experienced situations such as government workplace harassment, police brutality, or housing discrimination, you may have a civil rights case.
Civil Rights Case vs Criminal Case
How do you know whether your case is a civil rights case or criminal case? Sometimes the lines can be a little blurry. In short, a citizen can file a civil rights lawsuit when the government or its agents, acting under the pretense of lawful authority, violates that citizen’s rights under the United States Constitution. This violation could lead to significant injury or harm for which they seek compensation. A criminal case happens when a regular citizen (non-government agent) violates someone’s rights or causes them harm.
The Rights of Immigrants
While the U.S. Constitution does not give individuals from another country the right to enter the U.S. without proper documentation, once someone is in the U.S., they are protected from discrimination based on their national origin and race. Whether documented or undocumented, immigrants have the right to free speech and religion, fair treatment, and a right to privacy, among other fundamental rights that U.S. citizens have.
Novo Legal Will Fight For You
If you think your civil rights have been violated, you should not have to suffer in silence. While it may feel difficult to stand up for yourself against a government agency such as an employer, housing provider, or law enforcement, you don’t have to face these challenges alone. Civil rights law is complex and can be difficult to navigate without the help of an attorney. Novo Legal has a team of experienced civil rights lawyers who are ready to fight for you.
Novo Legal Represents People In Matters Including:
- Cases involving excessive force or police brutality
- Discrimination and retaliation in the workplace
- Discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity
- Discrimination in public accommodations such as hotels, restaurants, and other businesses
- Unconstitutional Treatment in jail or prison
- And more
Contact Novo Legal
Civil rights are something many people have dedicated their lives to fighting for in America, and Novo Legal understands that it is essential to defend them if they have been violated. As active impact litigation attorneys, we have experience representing both individuals and wider communities against levels of government and private corporations. For more information about how Novo Legal can help with a civil rights case in Denver or Seattle, contact our professional and skilled civil rights attorneys today.
The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship.