Pensacola Civil Rights Attorney
We Fight to Protect Your Rights
The Civil Rights Act and other state and federal laws guarantee equal protection for all citizens, regardless of age, gender, race, creed, and other protected characteristics. At The Watson Firm, we are proud of the work we do to protect the innocent and expose the abuses of those who are supposed to protect us. If your civil rights have been infringed by an employer, government agency, or another institution, contact our Pensacola civil rights lawyer.
Police officers are trained to treat the public with respect and dignity. They are only to use the amount of force necessary to protect themselves and the public. Unfortunately, there are times when police officers are careless, negligent, or cause intentional harm to citizens. Our Pensacola civil rights attorney represents individuals who have been harmed by police misconduct.
Police misconduct may have several contributing factors, such as:
- Poor training
- Personal prejudice
- Lack of supervision
- A combination of factors
This topic has gotten more attention in recent years with high profile cases of police brutality or misconduct resulting in serious injury or death. In addition to media attention, excessive force can give rise to a civil rights lawsuit.
If you believe your civil rights have been infringed, call (850) 607-2929 to discuss your situation with our attorney.
What to Do When Your Rights are Violated
If you or a loved one were harmed by police brutality, excessive force, or prison abuse, there may be legal recourse available to you. At The Watson Firm, we know how to handle complex cases and fight to protect the rights of our clients.
If an individual is arrested with no reasonable suspicion or probable cause, this is known as false arrest. When your freedom to leave a scene or premises is taken away, we encourage you to contact our firm to discuss your rights and options with our Pensacola civil rights attorney in a free initial consultation.