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We vigorously represent clients whose rights under the U.S. Constitution have been violated by the local, state, or federal government.  Constitutional rights include the following:
  • The freedom of speech
  • The right to vote
  • The right to assembly
  • The right to due process
  • The freedom of religion
  • The right to be free from unreasonable search, arrest, and prosecution
  • The right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment
  • The right to bear arms
  • The right to equal protection

First Amendment

The government  can’t remove a person’s right to speak, assemble, or practice their religion, but it can impose certain restrictions.  When these limitations extend farther than they’re allowed, we go to court and challenge them.

Due Process

The right to due process means that the government can’t take away the life, liberty or property of a person without going through a fair judicial process. This generally requires providing the person with notice of the charges or allegations against them and the opportunity to be heard in court.  Fair procedures means that people have the right to a fair and impartial judge or jury, legal representation by an attorney, and the right to cross-examine witnesses.  Additionally, the phrase “due process” also means that there are boundaries to the government’s powers, and that the government is not permitted to exceed those limits.

Equal Protection

Under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the state must guarantee the same rights, protections, and privileges to all citizens. For instance, the state cannot discriminate against someone because of their race, religion, gender, beliefs, or other considerations.

Experienced In State And Federal Courts

We litigate our cases in both state and federal court, and frequently bring actions under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.  If you believe your constitutional rights have been violated, contact us right away.