Despite the advances of civilization and the freedoms offered within the democracy of the United States of America, citizens and organizations can still violate another person’s civil rights in multiple ways. Criminal civil rights violations as a result of another’s hatred and violent responses to that person’s lawful religious, racial, ethnic, or sexual freedoms, employment infringements and exploitation, religious practice interference, healthcare and housing hindrances, exclusion from public places, and any type of official misconduct toward those who are protected under civil rights laws fall under the definition of civil rights violations, giving those who suffer such violations the freedom to receive compensation for the losses incurred by the mistreatment of those who violate the law by violating the rights of others.
Suffering a civil rights violation can be humiliating and emotionally draining. Understanding how to file a complaint can help someone who has suffered from this disgrace to respond in an appropriate, controlled manner for the sake of justice and ongoing civil rights. A complaint can be filed by the person who has suffered the civil rights violation or by an attorney on behalf of the victim. Along with the names of the victim, witnesses, and perpetrators, the complaint should also include a description of the violation and a clear statement about the inclusion of any physical damage or injury in the violation.
After a complaint with the appropriate department has been filed and a response has been received, hiring an experienced civil rights attorney will enable the case to proceed to filing the appropriate lawsuit and receiving professional representation in court in order to receive justice and compensation.
If you’ve suffered a civil rights violation, call Killian Davis Richter & Mayle, P.C., today at 970-241-0707 for a free consultation about the next step you should take to fight for your freedoms.