Civil rights are the rights belonging to an individual by virtue of citizenship, the fundamental freedoms and privileges granted by the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, including civil liberties, due process, equal protection of the laws, and freedom from discrimination.
Civil rights are violated when the personal preferences and prejudices of an individual, a private entity, or government interferes with the protected rights of individuals. Various civil rights laws have made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. Civil rights include civil liberties (such as the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and religion), as well as due process, the right to vote, equal and fair treatment by law enforcement and the courts, and the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a democratic society, such as equal access to public schools, recreation, transportation, public facilities, and housing. Discrimination that interferes with these rights is unlawful. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class.
If your rights have been violated, our firm provides you with a consultation to explain your rights and the procedures for filing a civil law suit. We work closely with attorneys that handle these matters. WE will also try in every way to help you avoid the emotional draining and stress involved in the preservation of your rights.