After Your Civil Rights Are Violated
You know the feeling well. When your civil rights have been violated by a governmental employee such as a law enforcement officer, jail or prison guard, or anyone else in a position of authority, your instincts tell you that this is not right. You also may realize that laws exist to protect you from unjust treatment because of your race, religion, gender or disability, or because of your position as a suspect in a criminal matter.
Law Office of Ryan J. Villa LLC, in Albuquerque fights to right wrongs – and sometimes injuries – that our clients have experienced through the violation of their civil rights. We bring claims and lawsuits against police departments, schools, jails and prisons, and others,in support of our clients’ civil rights.
How We Even The Playing Field For Our Wronged Clients
It is easy to feel despair when those who should respect and serve the public disregard legal protections and cause injury instead. If you feel up against a wall, let us offer hope after your civil rights have been violated in one of the following ways:
- You suffered injuries as the result of police brutality, abuse or misconduct, or wrongful imprisonment or incarceration after a traffic stop, police encounter or during a lawful peaceful assembly.
- You were sexually assaulted in any government facility, school, jail, prison, and those who were charged with protecting you before or after the attack failed to do so.
You were wrongfully arrested or prosecuted without probable cause. These are just a few examples of circumstances that may fall under the umbrella of civil rights violations. Typically, you cannot simply wait for justice, even in the face of obvious wrongdoing. It is up to you to take legal action. We can guide you and represent you through the process.
You Are Not Alone
If we take your civil rights case, we will examine all evidence, and if warranted, we will file reports through appropriate channels, represent you in hearings and prepare a claim on your behalf. After we pursue justice through responsible authorities, possibly including appropriate government agencies, we will be ready to represent your position in court if necessary. We will apply our knowledge and skills to pursue compensation for you after the violation of your rights and your related losses such as the following:
- Physical injuries
- Emotional distress
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) triggered by the events
- Lost wages
- Loss of liberty