Spokane Washington

Civil Rights Attorneys

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As an American, your civil rights are guaranteed by the Constitution, as well as federal and state laws. A violation of these rights is not something that should be taken lightly.
When the people who should be responsible for protecting and enforcing these rights are the ones doing the violating, what happens?

Unfortunately, the most common civil rights cases are police misconduct, which includes excessive force, wrongful imprisonment, false arrest, and malicious prosecution.

You have the right to be free from unlawful searches and seizures, excessive force, and from cruel and unreasonable punishment. The civil rights attorneys at Gilbert Law firm are experienced lawyers that can help you build a strong case and find an adequate remedy if you believe your civil rights were violated.

We represent people:

  • Who are victims of police brutality/excessive force
  • Who are discriminated against because of age or disability
  • Whose houses were searched by the police without a search warrant, causing harm
  • Who got dismissed from government employment for expressing criticizing views of the government
  • Who are victims of hate crimes, discrimination, or racial profiling
  • Who are victims of police brutality/excessive force
  • Who are discriminated against because of age or disability
  • Whose houses were searched by the police without a search warrant, causing harm
  • Who got dismissed from government employment for expressing criticizing views of the government
  • Who are victims of hate crimes, discrimination, or racial profiling

We also represent prison inmates who were physically and sexually abused or assaulted by staff. This is because although prisoners lose their freedom, they do not lose their civil rights.

Where do civil rights originate from?

Many federal laws protect civil rights. Some of these federal civil rights laws are:

Civil Rights vs. Civil Liberties

Civil rights and civil liberties do not mean the same thing. While civil rights refer to the basic right of freedom from unfair and unequal treatment based on personal characteristics like race, gender, ethnicity, or disability, civil liberties refer to actual basic freedoms. Civil liberties are, therefore, broader than civil rights.

Examples of civil liberties include free speech, privacy, the right to remain silent, the right to be free from unreasonable searches, the right to a fair trial, the right to marry, and the right to vote. To understand the difference between civil rights and civil liberties, look at the right that was affected, and whose right was affected.

Contact a Spokane Civil Rights Attorney

The violation of your civil rights is a very serious matter. You want an experienced civil rights attorney that is tirelessly committed to getting justice for you.

At Gilbert Law Firm, we are not afraid to represent the powerless, against the power base.

We’ve got this - and we’ll get through it together.

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