To know if your civil rights have been violated, you need to know what they are. Civil rights refer to the rights citizens have to social and political freedom. Civil rights guarantee equality, no matter who you are, what you look like or where you come from.
There are many different types of civil rights. Some include the right to vote and the right to certain government services. Others might include the right to a public education or the right to use public facilities.
Other civil rights that are important in law are the right to a fair trial and protection against unfair treatment by the authorities.
It may seem difficult to imagine someone violating your civil rights until it happens. You might face unfair treatment in court because of a bias or realize that you’re being tracked by the authorities because of your skin color or ethnicity. That kind of treatment is unacceptable.
You are protected against this kind of unfair treatment. If you are being treated disrespectfully due to your race or skin color, your sex, your gender preferences or other reasons, you need to speak out. You can hold people responsible for violating your civil rights, even if they are in a place of authority.
Your attorney can talk to you about your case and will ask you about what happened from your point of view. They will also review police reports or videos that show what happened in real time. If you have witnesses who saw your rights being violated, that can also be helpful to your case.