The U.S. Constitution, federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (Section 1983), and various state statutes establish fundamental civil rights for state residents. These civil rights vary from the protection against unreasonable searches and seizures to the protection against discrimination in employment. The civil rights afforded to South Carolina residents also provide protection against police brutality and other uses of excessive force, and the law establishes clear remedies for all types of civil rights violations.
However, proving that your civil rights have been violated is not a straightforward process. There are procedural barriers in place that limit victims’ ability to sue governmental agencies. And even though you are the victim, the burden of proof is on you. No matter what you may know about your situation, if you do not have the evidence to prove it, you do not have a case to pursue.
The Marc Brown Law Firm represents clients in cases involving all types of civil rights violations. Attorney Marc Brown is experienced in collecting the evidence needed to prove violations of his clients’ rights, and he is relentless in the pursuit of justice. If you are a victim of any of the following, Attorney Marc Brown will fight to help you win just compensation:
- Police brutality (including the use of excessive force during a stop or arrest)
- Use of excessive force by jail or prison personnel
- Physical or sexual assault by law enforcement or corrections officers
- Failure or refusal to provide necessary medical care in state or federal custody
- Unreasonable or warrantless search resulting in physical injury
- Wrongful arrest without probable cause
- Racial or ethnic profiling
- Cruel or unusual punishment following a criminal conviction
- Other forms of government misconduct