Civil Rights

Have Your Civil Rights Been Violated?
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Civil rights are enforceable rights, protections and privileges to which everyone in the United States is entitled. These rights are guaranteed by federal, state and local laws. Some civil rights are protected by the U.S. Constitution, such as the right to practice a religion of choice and the right to exercise free speech, while others are protected by federal statutes such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or Section 1983 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code, which provides protection against police misconduct and abuse.

If you think your civil rights have been violated, the experienced network of civil rights attorneys at Qualified Counsel can help you navigate the complex laws that apply to your individual situation.

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Types of Civil Rights Cases

Just as federal, state and local laws provide a variety of civil rights protections, a wide range of conduct can result in serious civil rights violations:

Unreasonable Search and Seizure

Everyone is protected from unreasonable search and seizure by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. If you believe were unlawfully searched without probable cause or a search warrant, speak with a civil rights attorney today.

Job Loss Due to Discrimination

Everyone is entitled to protection from employment discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No one should lose their job or not receive a promotion because of discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or pregnancy status.

Wrongful Convictions

Thousands of people across the country have been wrongfully convicted due to untruthful witness testimony, misconduct by government officials, poor legal representation or false or misleading forensic science.

Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

Everyone has a right be free from sexual harassment according to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Sexual harassment is considered a form of discrimination that can be remedied with appropriate legal action.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Cruel and unusual punishment is explicitly prohibited in the United States by the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Cruel and unusual punishment includes excessive force and prisoner abuse.

Excessive Force and Police Brutality

The Fourth Amendment of U.S. Constitution and Section 1983 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code protect people from police brutality and excessive force.

Have Your Civil Rights Been Violated?

Civil rights laws are so numerous and complex that it is sometimes difficult to determine if your civil rights have been violated. If you believe your civil rights have been violated contact Qualified Counsel. We will connect you with an experienced civil rights attorney based upon your needs.