When our forefathers founded our country in 1776, they did so on the premise that all men are created equal and as such, are all entitled to equal rights. These rights, according to the United States Constitution, include but are not limited to the right to free speech, the right to bear arms, and the right to a judge and jury. Furthermore, the Constitution protects citizens against illegal search and seizure, excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment, and self-incrimination. Again, these are our most basic rights. However, hundreds of state and federal laws have stemmed from the Constitution, further protecting citizens’ fundamental freedoms. If a person’s freedoms have been violated in any way, they are entitled to pursue justice via the legal system.
If you believe that your civil rights have been violated in anyway, contact our Park Ridge civil rights lawyers today for a free consultation.
Some civil rights violations are obvious, while others are less so. If you are unsure about whether or not your rights have been violated, consult with an attorney. However, some obvious civil rights violations include the following:
Civil rights lawsuits can be extremely complex, as it is difficult to prove that an act was committed against you because of another person’s beliefs. However, with a strong Park Ridge civil rights lawyer on your side, you can successfully prove that your constitutional rights have been violated through careful evidence gathering and skillful litigation.
Lawsuits can be nerve-wracking no matter if you’re the plaintiff or the defendant. However, nerves are no reason to not pursue justice for an injustice committed against you. It is in large part due to the precedents set by past civil rights lawsuits that we, as Americans, enjoy so many civil liberties today. With that in mind, know that no legal case is cut and dry, and it will take time and hard work to prove your case.
In most instances, you will be suing for damages and not necessarily to change the rules. Though that makes things is significantly easier, it does not negate the fact that the burden of proof is on you, and that it is up to you to show that had you been anyone else, you would not have been discriminated against.
At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, our attorneys strive to do away with inequality. While we understand that is a utopian goal, with each lawsuit that we win, we are one step closer to eradicating injustice and ensuring a better future for our children.
If you believe that your rights have been violated, reach out to our civil rights law firm in Park Ridge to learn more about your legal rights.