There are a few good reasons to read our legal context pages. The first is to understand your rights and the foundation on which they are based. All of us should have a solid knowledge concerning our civil rights. That information will serve every citizen of the U.S. and resident of New York State.
Also, these pages can aid you in beginning to determine if your rights have in some way been violated. Having a sound understanding regarding the basics of your rights is important in you understanding if and when you have a complaint.
It is important to remember that the information in these pages, although important, is basic. You’ll be able to begin to understand the nature of your possible complaint, but an attorney focusing in the area of civil rights, civil service law, criminal law and discrimination will be able to help you assess your situation in depth. It’s difficult to determine accurately the viability of your case on your own.