Civil Rights Violations Are Serious Legal Matters

Civil rights are those rights that you have from the U.S. Constitution, federal laws, New Mexico's constitution and state laws.

Your civil rights include:

  • Your right to free speech
  • Your right to assemble
  • Your right to freedom of religion
  • Your right to vote
  • Your right to be free from excessive force (which includes wrongful use of lethal force) by law enforcement
  • Your right to be free from wrongful arrest by law enforcement
  • Your right to not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, gender, disability or age
  • Your right to be kept under reasonable conditions in jails and prison, including reasonable safety, reasonable medical care and reasonable mental care

Beck v. Baker et al

Attorneys Margaret Strickland and Mollie McGraw obtained a seven-figure jury verdict against two Las Cruces Police Department officers for excessive force, battery and unlawful arrest. Attorneys Strickland and McGraw represented a married couple in their civil rights case that was tried in U.S. Federal Court in Las Cruces. The federal jury found the defendant officers were liable and awarded $1.6 million. Every person in the United States is guaranteed his or her civil rights will not be violated by government, including most importantly law enforcement officials and jails, detention centers and prisons.

Other government entities that sometimes engage in civil rights violations are schools, hospitals, the department of transportation and mental health institutions.

Nobody Should Ignore A Violation Of Their Civil Rights

At McGraw & Strickland, LLC, we feel it's a priority to protect everyone's civil rights from abuse.

Our civil rights and discrimination practice includes:

  • Police misconduct and abused including wrongful arrest, wrongful entry onto property and homes, wrongful searches and wrongful charging
  • Police brutality
  • Police shootings
  • Physical and sexual abuse of inmates by guards
  • Failure to protect people in jails and prisons
  • Solitary confinement
  • Failure to give people in jails and prisons adequate medical care, causing serious injury or death

Contact Us For A Consultation

Speak with a lawyer at McGraw & Strickland, LLC, about your potential case. We can be reached at 575-567-3107, or you can contact us online.