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Common civil rights violations 

On Behalf of | Sep 14, 2023 | Civil Rights

As a U.S. citizen, you are guaranteed “inalienable rights” by the Constitution. Unfortunately, there are times when people in authority positions overstep these boundaries. 

If you find yourself in this situation, you have legal rights. Civil rights violations are serious problems, and the best way to help prevent them from worsening is to bring more attention to them. Learn about the most common civil rights violations in New Mexico and the country here. 

Unlawful discrimination

Discrimination takes many forms, including bias based on race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. If you believe you have been unlawfully discriminated against at work, when seeking housing or in receiving education, you must act promptly. Federal laws like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act serve to protect individuals from such violations.

Wrongful arrest or detainment

Everyone has the right to freedom. If you are wrongfully arrested or detained, your rights have been violated. The Fourth Amendment protects everyone from unreasonable searches and seizures. Understanding this is important to ensure that you know when your rights are violated. 

Freedom of speech violations

The First Amendment gives all Americans the right to freedom of speech. This includes freedom of the press and the right to assemble peacefully. Sadly, there are instances where individuals are kept from expressing their opinions. 

Denial of due process

The law requires that everyone is given a fair process before being deprived of their life, liberty or property. Due process is a constitutional guarantee, but there are instances where government officials may deny or ignore this right. 

You must act if you believe your civil rights are violated. You have legal options to pursue justice.