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New York Civil Rights Attorney Serving NYC and the Hudson Valley

Our mission as attorneys at Dupée & Monroe is to provide legal services to help people who need it the most, whether they have suffered a serious personal injury, face a criminal prosecution, or have been deprived of their civil rights through unlawful government action. Our constitutional guarantees to civil rights and civil liberties are perhaps the most precious of all, because without them, our very way of life is in jeopardy. When a person’s civil rights are violated, our civil rights lawyers step in to vindicate those rights and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

New York Civil Rights Lawyers Stop and Prevent Government Abuses

The greatest threat to our civil liberties comes from governmental abuses of power. Police and law enforcement officers, prosecutors and district attorneys, prison guards and others may all go beyond the limits of their authority and commit civil rights abuses. A federal law found at 42 USC 1983 authorizes a private right of action against state actors or persons acting under color of law.

A person whose rights have been violated can bring a section 1983 lawsuit against the government and collect money damages for a deprivation of civil rights. This action does more than just compensate the victim for the harm done to him or her. It also forces government officials or agencies to change their policies or practices and end abuses that may be occurring on a large, institutional scale. Recent changes to the NYPD stop and frisk policy and collection of records was brought on by just this sort of private litigation brought by the victims of civil rights abuses.

At Dupée & Monroe, P.C., our civil rights attorneys stand up for the victim and fight all manner of civil rights abuses, including:

  • False Arrests
  • Illegal Searches
  • Excessive Force/Police Brutality
  • Racial Profiling
  • Jail or Prison Abuse
  • Illegal Stops or Police Harassment
  • Unlawful Shootings
  • Unlawful Use of K-9 Attack Dogs
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • Abuse of Process
  • First Amendment Violations

Many laws also protect people from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations, and many government agencies exist to enforce these laws. These laws protect people from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, disability and many other factors. In addition to bringing lawsuits in state or federal court to fight civil rights abuses, we can also assist victims in filing a complaint with the following agencies:

New York City Commission on Human Rights

New York State Division of Human Rights

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Get Help Today with New York Civil Rights Violations

When your rights have been violated by the police, you may be scared of retaliation for complaining of the misconduct and not know where to turn for help. When you have experienced civil rights attorneys on your side, you know that you will be protected from retaliation or further harm while pursuing your case for justice and compensation. In Goshen, New York, and throughout Orange County and the Hudson Valley, call on Dupée & Monroe, P.C. for assistance. We will meet with you for a confidential consultation and let you know how we can help. Call 845-294-8900, or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated New York Civil Rights lawyers.

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