Civil Rights

Civil Rights Attorneys Can Provide Legal Advice

Constitutional law sets up our federal system of government and includes the Bill of Rights, including free speech, due process and equal protection. This applies regardless of race, religion, gender, immigration status, and other characteristics.

Everyone deserves civil rights. The most prominent civil rights afforded to citizens include:

  • The right to a fair trial
  • The right to government services and public facilities
  • The right to a public education
  • The right to vote

Victims of discrimination, brutality, and injustice can consult with a civil rights attorney to learn what they can do if their civil rights have been violated.

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Video Transcript:

What are civil rights? They are our basic human rights that are established and guarded by the US Constitution. This includes protections from discrimination and other forms of unequal treatment on the basis of national origin, race, gender, and age.

Some examples of protected civil rights include voting rights, protection against discrimination due to sexual orientation, age, race, gender or religion, and freedom of speech. Over the years, there have been quite a few federal laws and amendments to the Constitution enacted to better protect our personal rights, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Equal Pay Act.

Navigating through all these laws can be confusing and difficult. If you suspect your civil rights have been violated, you should try to inform the powers that be that this is unacceptable. Contact a governing body to find out how to file a complaint and then possibly contact a state or federal agency that handles these complaints. If you still don't get satisfaction, it's then time to Ask The Lawyers.

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