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Civil Rights

At Lagomarsino Law, we are deeply committed to protecting the civil rights of our clients. We take on cases that deal with both civil rights and hate crimes in the state of Nevada.

The following are examples of civil rights violations and therefore illegal in Nevada:

False Arrest

It is generally accepted that if the police are arresting a person, it must be for a good reason. However, this is not always the case. There are instances when a false arrest occurs and if it happens to you, you need to know your civil rights. The most important constitutional right that you must be aware of is the Fourth Amendment. As one of the provisions of the Bill of Rights, the Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. The right of people is to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. The Fourth Amendment basically authorizes arrests only if the police have a “probable cause” that a crime has been committed and that the suspect did it. Probable cause restrains the power of the authorities to deprive people of their liberty. While we normally associate false arrest with the police and other law enforcement authorities, most cases of false arrest are brought against security guards in cases were a suspected shop lifter has been detained. In most jurisdictions, there must be some proof that a crime has actually been committed.


Citizens of the United States are protected from discrimination in employment and housing, as well as harassment based on gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. However, many people still face discrimination due to their protected class. It is a civil rights violation to be discriminated against based on one’s protected class.

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