The area of civil rights focuses on an individual's civil liberties.
Civil liberties are personal, natural rights, guaranteed and protected
by the United States and California Constitutions. If one person, group or entity interferes with someone's civil rights, this is against the laws of both the Unites States and California. Examples of a person's civil rights include
the right to be free from an unlawful arrest, to be free from unlawful stops and
seizures, to be free from police brutality and to be free from
discrimination. Often, a personís civil rights may be violated because
a police officer, acting under the color of authority, has violated
such authority and has committed misconduct to you or a spouse, or has
acted with excessive force or brutality. Examples of such acts by a
police officer include an unjustified arrest, shooting, or force
resulting in physical harm to someone.
Additional examples of rights to which individuals have an inherent right are freedom of speech and assembly, as well as the right to equality. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. One cannot be discriminated against based on a person's race, sex, religion, age, physical limitation, national origin, and sexual orientation.
If your civil rights
have been violated in the Southern California, you may need an attorney
to stand up with you and assert your rights. You are entitled to money
to help you recover. Attorney Michael Sabongui has litigated
hundreds of civil-rights cases successfully. As a former Assistant District Attorney and criminal prosecutor, Mr. Sabongui knows how police officers work and how difficult it
can be to stand up against the system. He has the knowledge and
experience to aggressively resolve the situation and get you the best
result possible. Overall, Mr. Sabongui knows the process and will aggressively take on
There are many ways that an individual's civil rights may be violated. We have included some possibly helpful website links to assist you in learning more about civil rights and whether you have suffered an unlawful violation of your rights. For a free professional consultation, we invite you to contact the Law Offices of Michael Sabongui for a proper evaluation of any potential claim.