Civil Rights Violations – What is a Civil Rights Case? There are various constitutional and civil rights statutes that govern the rights of all people in America. For example, the Fourth Amendment of the United States guarantees everyone the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures and the Eighth Amendment protects everyone from cruel and unusual punishment by a government official. All Americans have the right to be free from the use of excessive force, false imprisonment, false arrest, malicious prosecution, among others. Your constitutional rights apply whether you have been accused of a crime, found guilty of a crime, are a legal citizen or not and can be violated by State, Local or Federal Government officials acting under the “color of law.” For civil rights violations governing your employment, please see our section on Employment and Labor Law.
If you feel as though you or someone you care about has been the victim of police brutality, wrongfully and maliciously charged with a crime you did not commit, then you should seek a consultation with our office before taking any action. Unlike many criminal defense firms, we are trial lawyers who specialize in Criminal Defense and Civil Rights violations so we can help you to understand how to proceed so that you can protect your freedom in a criminal case while holding those people acting under the color of state or federal law for the violation of your civil rights accountable so that the government can’t further hurt you or another person. We are all in this together because “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” (MLK). Call us today at 706-722-3019 to schedule a consultation.
Some of the cases we handle and the statutes which provide protection and remedies for a violation of your civil rights are: