Civil Rights Violations

Civil Rights Violations

Civil Rights Violations

Now, more than ever, criminal justice misconduct is coming to light. People across the country are demanding accountability for the civil rights violations that occur daily in the American justice system. There are many ways that your civil rights can be impaired by police and prosecutors. When this happens, it is important to hold the bad actors accountable in order to discourage others within the criminal justice system from trying to get away with the same misconduct in the future. The Pinkston Law Group fights back against Joliet civil rights violations. 

Your Right to File a §1983 Claim

Federal law protects your right to file a lawsuit for the deprivation of your civil rights. These lawsuits can be filed against anyone who acts under the “color of law.” This includes individual police officers, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and prosecutorial agencies, and other individuals and government agencies that work to enforce laws. These 1983 claims are civil lawsuits that seek compensation for the losses you have suffered as a result of your civil rights being deprived. 

Your losses might be tangible losses, such as lost wages or medical bills. There are also many non-tangible losses you suffer as a result of civil rights violations. Your pain and suffering, the damage to your reputation, lost employment and social opportunities, and other emotional damages are all subject to compensation in a civil rights lawsuit. These are difficult to value with an exact dollar amount, but experienced civil rights lawyers know how to prove these losses to a jury. 

Examples of Civil Rights Violations

There are many different ways in which your civil rights can be violated. Here are some of the most common civil rights cases our legal team handles: 

These are not the only ways in which your civil rights can be violated. If you believe that you have been the victim of improper conduct in the criminal justice system, it is important to consult with an experienced Joliet civil rights attorney about your case as soon as possible. 

Civil rights claims are subject to statutes of limitations, and your attorney will need plenty of time to investigate your case and file notice of any potential claims. The sooner an attorney is involved in your case, the sooner he or she will also be able to preserve critical evidence (such as security footage that is routinely purged). 

An Experienced Joliet Criminal Defense Attorney For All Civil Rights Claims

Police and prosecutors must be held responsible for civil rights violations. If you or a loved one has been the victim of misconduct, it is important to get legal advice from an experienced civil rights lawyer who is on your side. The skilled legal team at Pinkston Law Group has helped many clients across Joliet enforce their civil rights. Call (773) 770-4771 or visit our website today to schedule your consultation. The sooner you have a lawyer on your side, the better protected your legal rights will be.



Whether you’re dealing with a workers’ compensation claim, a civil rights violation, or a personal injury case, you and your family’s best interests are our top priority. Ms. Danielle A. Pinkston of Pinkston Law Group utilizes her extensive legal knowledge to resolve your case, no matter how complex it may be. We share your goals and work closely with you, delivering the exceptional services you need.

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