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Albuquerque Attorneys Who Advocate For Your Civil Rights

Civil rights laws are in place to protect us. Sadly, many people do not know where to turn when those rights have been violated. If you have suffered discrimination, police misconduct or any other civil rights abuse in New Mexico, the legal team, led by civil rights attorney Alexandra W. Jones at Jones Law Firm, LLC, will advocate for you.

Our firm represents clients throughout the state of New Mexico. Founding civil rights lawyer, Alexandra W. Jones, has devoted her career to standing up for individuals facing abuses from powerful institutions. We are here to serve as your trusted ally and advocate.

Have You Been Mistreated?

Our firm handles a broad range of civil rights cases. We fight for those who are suffering from:

  • Discrimination: Have you been mistreated due to a protected characteristic? Protected characteristics include age, race, sex or national origin. It is illegal for your employer to terminate you, demote you, fail to promote you or otherwise treat you unfairly for this reason. Discrimination is also unlawful in housing, government benefit eligibility and other settings.
  • Police misconduct: These cases can take many forms. Are you facing criminal charges? Our lawyers can protect your constitutional rights. False arrest, excessive force, unreasonable search and seizure, correctional facility abuse are considered abuses of power. Law enforcement professionals and agencies can be held accountable for abuses of power.

It may seem daunting to pursue a legal claim against a powerful entity. However, you don’t have to face this fight alone. We are here to guide you every step of the way.

New Mexico Civil Rights Act: Landmark Legislation

In New Mexico, a recent groundbreaking shift has occurred. Revisions to the New Mexico Civil Rights Act were signed into law in April of 2021. These changes effectively end qualified immunity. This means that law enforcement and government officials can no longer hide behind their position as a legal defense. Officials that might have otherwise been immune or protected, can now be held accountable for misconduct.

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About The New Mexico Civil Rights Act

At Jones Law Firm, LLC, we know there have been a lot of questions about the changes to the New Mexico Civil Rights Act. Here, our civil rights attorney answers some of the most commonly asked questions.

Do you still have questions about a specific instance or situation? Do you believe that your civil rights were violated? We offer an initial consultation appointment where we can answer those questions.

How are the civil rights laws in New Mexico different than federal civil rights?

Unlike in New Mexico, federal agents and government officials can still use qualified immunity as a defense. This means that they can invoke that defense against accusations of civil rights violations. Therefore, when it comes to civil rights violations, it is easier to hold state officials and police officers accountable for their actions in New Mexico than it is to hold federal officials responsible.

How do the new civil rights laws affect me?

With the new civil rights laws in New Mexico, you now have a clearer path to seek justice in civil court. If you believe that your rights were violated by a government employee or police officer, it is easier for you to hold them accountable for their actions.

What qualifies as a civil rights violation in New Mexico?

A civil rights violation in New Mexico occurs when any government official or law enforcement officer violates your fundamental rights as outlined in the New Mexico Civil Rights Act. This includes unlawful acts such as excessive force, discrimination, wrongful arrest or other abuses of power that infringe upon your constitutional protections. If you have suffered from such an injustice, it’s important to recognize that these actions are not just unethical – they are also illegal under New Mexico law.

What happens when I file a civil rights claim?

When you file a civil rights claim in New Mexico, you initiate a legal process to address the wrongs that you’ve endured. Your claim will be reviewed. If it proceeds, it could lead to mediation, settlement or a court trial. With experience in civil rights law, our lawyer can help you assess your potential civil rights claims.

If your civil rights have been violated, we want to help make sure that your voice is heard and that the responsible parties are held responsible. Filing a claim is a powerful step toward safeguarding your rights. It can also create an opportunity to facilitate systemic change.

Schedule A Consultation With A New Mexico Civil Rights Lawyer

To discuss your case with a civil rights attorney in Albuquerque, contact our firm online or by telephone at 505-358-7228. We look forward to telling you more about how we can protect your civil rights and help you with your case.