Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
The Civil Rights and Constitutional protections afforded to everyone protects individuals from misconduct by law enforcement and people who are in the position of power. Some of the claims might include cases of false arrest, government retaliation, free-speech, malicious prosecution, excessive force, and abuse of prisoners' rights. Civil Rights law also includes wrongful termination and employment discrimination. Your civil rights are specifically protected from abuses of power by government, police, corrections officers, and other law enforcement officials under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 of this country's civil rights code.
In these cases, we represent both plaintiffs and defendants. Whether seeking to obtain or prevent an award of damages for legal wrongdoing, the firm devotes every effort to insure that its clients' rights are protected and advanced to the fullest extent of the law.
Our attorneys are well versed in this area of law and are willing to aggressively prosecute or to vigorously defend these cases.
Civil rights are freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the statutes and case law that have evolved from it. The U.S. Constitution’s first 10 amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. Among rights protected are:
- The freedom of speech
- The right to keep and bear arms
- The right to a speedy public trial
- Protection against unlawful searches and seizures
- The right to due process of the law
- Trial by jury
- The prevention of double jeopardy
- Freedom from excessive bail
- Prohibition of cruel punishments