Federal and state laws provide citizens in South Carolina with rights and privileges guaranteeing their freedom, safety, and ability to leave peacefully. Unfortunately, police departments, businesses, and other organizations frequently violate these rights.
At the Law Office of Mo Abusaft, we fight for individuals who have had their civil rights violated by law enforcement officers, employers, and other authorities. Lead attorney Monier “Mo” Abusaft is a dedicated advocate and champion of justice, committed to bringing positive change to Spartanburg and communities throughout the state.
Above all, Mo Abusaft believes that you deserve justice and will put your rights first. If anyone has attacked your civil rights, trust his team to help you fight back. Contact our office to get started with a dedicated civil rights attorney.
Know Your Rights
The world looks to the United States for its commitment to civil rights, but there’s work to be done. Despite the nation’s progress, civil rights violations are far too common, particularly in communities of color. No matter who you are or where you live in South Carolina, you have the following “inalienable” rights:
- The right to freedom of speech, religion, and assembly
- The right to freedom from discrimination if you are a member of a protected class
- The right to procedural due process and equal protection of the laws
- The right to petition the government or any department thereof for a redress of grievances
If you believe someone has infringed upon any of your rights, you need an experienced civil rights lawyer in your corner. Mo Abusaft has comprehensive knowledge of federal and state laws that provide protection and legal remedies.
When governmental agencies, law enforcement, and other entities and individuals violate your civil rights, you may be entitled to compensation. The best way to protect your rights is to make anyone who violates them liable for damages in a court of law.
Why You Need a South Carolina Civil Rights Lawyer
Civil rights cases are challenging – you must have solid evidence before filing a complaint. Strong cases typically involve severe misconduct, resulting in substantial and documented harm, affecting large numbers of people, or reflecting a demonstrated pattern of behavior over time. Our civil rights attorney can help to assess the strength of your civil rights case and explore all your legal options.
How Our Firm Can Help
As a civil rights lawyer, Mo Abusaft advocates for individuals whose civil rights have been violated, whether they are U.S. citizens or immigrants living in the state. Mr. Abusaft is well-versed in the rights and liberties granted to individuals under the U.S. and South Carolina Constitution and has successfully handled many civil rights cases involving:
- The illegal search of a person, home, or vehicle
- False arrest and wrongful detention
- Excessive use of force
- Police brutality and other misconduct
- Racial profiling and other forms of discrimination
- Improper stops
- Abuse of power by a police official
- Discrimination in the workplace
- Hate crimes
Police Brutality/Excessive Force
Residents of South Carolina and every other state have a right to expect law enforcement to be prudent and reasonable. Today, police around the country have come under fire for using excessive force and repeated shootings of unarmed Black men. Even though police frequently encounter dangerous situations, officers must only use force when it is warranted. If you have suffered injuries due to police misconduct, our legal team can help protect your rights and get you just compensation.
SCDC Stabbing Claims
The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) has staffing problems, putting inmates at risk of physical danger, including stabbings. Our legal team represents inmates and their families in claims against the SCDC to recover monetary damages.
How Much Is My Civil Rights Case Worth?
No two civil rights claims are the same. Some are worth substantial amounts of money while others only result in injunctive relief, such as requiring a police department to implement policy changes or training programs on police misconduct. However, if the court finds that your civil rights have been violated, you may be awarded damages, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages – present and future
- Confinement compensation
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reputational harm
- Punitive damages
- Attorney fees and court costs
You can depend on our legal team to handle your case with diligence and care and help you stand up for your rights.
When your civil rights are infringed upon, seeking justice against powerful organizations like police departments and even the government can be daunting. Mo Abusaft will leverage his knowledge and skills to level the playing field and hold them accountable. Contact us today to discuss your civil rights case.
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