Stop the Abuse
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Various forms of discrimination are among the most common civil rights violations. Individuals are routinely discriminated against in the workplace because of their race, age, gender, disability, or another protected class. Discrimination also occurs frequently outside of the workplace in numerous settings; such as when someone is refused admission to a school, denied the right to rent or purchase a home, or denied access to various programs, benefits, services, and facilities based on a protected class. There is no place in our society for discrimination, and those who are victims of it deserve justice.
Sexual harassment is far too common in the workplace. In the 21st century, it has no place in our day-to-day lives. About 40% of women are subjected to some type of sexual harassment in the workplace, and this can happen to men as well. Some common examples of sexual harassment include sexually suggestive gestures and communication, offensive jokes, inappropriate, rude, or offensive remarks, repeated unwanted requests, quid pro quos (e.g., career advancement in exchange for sexual favors), unwanted physical advances, and sexual assault.
If you have been the victim of any of these abuses, you do not have to accept this as part of the “work environment”. You have the right to take a stand and take legal action against those who perpetrate (and those who help facilitate) these types of behaviors.
Civil rights violations can come in many forms. The Shaw Law Group is committed to fighting for you and helping ensure that the powerful in our society who trample on the rights of those who are most vulnerable are held fully accountable.
Other Civil Rights violations include:
Freedom of speech
Freedom of religion
At freedom of assembly
The right to privacy
The right to vote
The right to due process
The right to a speedy and public trial
Freedom from false arrest and malicious prosecution
Freedom from cruel and unusual punishment
The right to equal protection under the law
America has come a long way since our founding in the area of civil rights, but we still have a ways to go. Far too many of our citizens continue to have their legal rights violated, and this often happens to those who are most vulnerable among us. If you or someone close to you has been denied their rights based being part of a protected class, this is a violation of the law, and there are legal remedies available.
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Police are Not Above the Law
The Shaw Law Group firmly believes that police are not above the law and thrives on holding those who abuse power fully accountable to those they have hurt. Our firm’s focus is on helping those who have been taken advantage of and cannot fight back on their own. The United States Constitution guarantees certain civil rights and liberties and the law provides important remedies when those rights are violated.
A violation of someone’s civil or constitutional protections is serious in any case, but especially so when it is caused by law enforcement in matters such as false arrests and imprisonment, police brutality, and governmental abuse of power. If you need a strong legal advocate to assert your rights in court after having your rights violated, we are the firm for you. We thrive on taking on powerful people and agencies when they commit wrongdoing to hold them accountable. The Shaw Law Group strongly believes police officers are not above the law and should be held fully accountable for illegal actions. We will force accountability on those that refuse to accept it and seek damages for you.
Police Brutality and Misconduct
Excessive force or police brutality is a serious issue. While police do generally have a broad scope of power, they are not above the law. A police officer’s motivation or intention is not controlling. Even if an officer had good intentions, but their force was unnecessary, that is still considered excessive force.
Police officers are also not allowed to arrest someone without a warrant or a valid reason, commonly referred to as “probable cause”. In other words, the officer must have a good reason to believe that the individual committed a crime. Examples of civil rights violations in this area include planting false evidence or not following proper procedures to establish probable cause.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured due to excessive force by police or you have been falsely arrested or imprisoned by the police, you may be able to file a civil rights lawsuit against them. Please call us for free consultation.
The police are not the only ones that sometimes abuse their power and in doing so violate another person’s civil rights. Prosecutors sometimes engage in this practice by initiating criminal proceedings against an individual, even though they know that there is not enough evidence to obtain a conviction. The state and federal governments have virtually limitless resources, and when they direct these resources to wrongly prosecute an individual, it can be very costly for the individual financially, even if they are ultimately acquitted of the charge against them. The Shaw Law Group recently obtained a complete dismissal of Homicide charges after our client sat in jail wrongly for almost two years. That client now has a Civil Rights suit pending against the District Attorney who authorized his charge and the police officers that arrested him where he is seeking large compensatory damages for Malicious Prosecution and related matters.
In the worst cases, the end result of malicious prosecution is a wrongful conviction. When someone is wrongfully convicted of a crime, it can be a devastating event. The Shaw Group recently had a Homicide case dismissed Pre-Trial and that client is currently suing the police and the prosecutor for a violation of his civil rights. He is owed damages for false arrest and false imprisonment for two years of incarceration, loss of his reputation and career. In another case, the Shaw Law Group overturned a wrongful Homicide Conviction resulting in vacation of the conviction and award of a new trial. A wrongful conviction can often mean heavy fines, extended jail time, and other long-term consequences. In the most extreme instances, some individuals have even had their lives taken from them through capital punishment after being wrongfully convicted.
Work Towards a Brighter Future
If your civil or constitutional rights were violated, it may feel like a wound that will never completely heal. Holding someone accountable for the violation, however, can help – as can fair and just compensation to help you cover costs for medical bills, loss of income, and other damages.
The Shaw Law Group can help you work toward a better future by learning about your situation during a free consultation. We often work on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe us nothing unless we win your case.
We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Win
We will serve as your shield against the long arm of the government. We will strive to make you whole. You owe us nothing unless we win your case!
Fierce Advocates At Every Stage Of Defense
We are strong advocates for our clients at every stage of every legal matter.
We are known for our straightforward, aggressive approach to representing clients and for our ability to effectively challenge our adversary at every stage of a case. We draw on our expert resources and our legal knowledge to investigate and build the strongest strategic case that we can on your behalf. Our team of experienced attorneys knows the best defenses for each unique case, and we know how to challenge each part of the opponent’s case through pre-trial motions at trial with a judge or a jury. We also have extensive experience in skillfully negotiating outcomes for our clients, and we have obtained the best results even in cases that settle. Most importantly, our attorneys have a proven track record of trial success. If you or a loved one have had your rights violated by law enforcement, you need the best attorneys in your corner to hold them accountable and make you whole. Call now for a free strategy session with one of our lawyers today.
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