Civil Rights Lawyer in Tallahassee, FL

civil rights lawyer in Tallahassee, FL

The U.S. Constitution and federal and state laws provide all residents of Florida and the United States certain civil rights that are meant to guarantee equal social and economic opportunities and equal protection under the law, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics.

If you have been denied your right to full and equal participation in our society, a Tallahassee civil rights lawyer from Cruz Law Firm, P.A. can review your case and help you seek justice through negotiations, a state or federal Civil Rights Division claim, or a lawsuit. Our attorneys have nearly two decades of combined legal experience in civil rights cases and know first-hand what it takes to protect the rights of hardworking people in Tallahassee and northern Florida. We have litigated over a 100 civil rights cases.

The Cruz Law Firm is committed to providing each of our clients with dedicated and aggressive legal representation and personalized service, no matter how complex their case is. We know it can be difficult to take a stand against discrimination, but we are ready to fight with you and do whatever we can to obtain justice and accountability for you.

Contact Cruz Law today for a free and confidential legal consultation about your case with a civil rights attorney in Tallahassee.

Tallahassee Civil Rights Attorney Near Me (850) 701-8838

Common Civil Rights Violations

There are numerous ways an individual’s civil rights may be violated. They may range from retaliating against you for expressing yourself, a violation of your First Amendment right to free speech, to depriving you of your right to buy or rent a home, a violation of the Fair Housing Act.

Civil rights laws are meant to protect individuals from unlawful discrimination, harassment, or abuse in various situations, like housing, the workplace, school, when voting, businesses, healthcare, public spaces, and more. Federal laws prohibit discrimination against a person based on their national origin, race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or familial status.

Civil rights complaints often involve acts of violence based on the victim’s race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, such as desecration of property, verbal or written threats, physical assault, or homicide. Many civil rights violations are known as “color of law violations,” a term that describes the abuse of power under the guise of state or governmental authority.

Among the civil rights afforded to anyone in the United States, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, are the right to: