Santa Rosa Civil Rights Attorneys
Experienced Civil Rights Litigation in California
Our civil rights and liberties must never be taken for granted. They must be maintained, exercised, and at times fought for. Oftentimes, civil rights claims result from a violation by a private party or government entity of an individual’s constitutional rights. These violations include wrongful seizure and excessive force by peace officers, retaliation from freedom of speech, and discrimination based on race, age, religion, gender, and disability. These are just some of the offenses guarded against by the constitution of the United States. Civil rights are the foundation and strength of the American citizen and the protection of one individual is the protection of all.
What Does a Civil Rights Lawyer Do?
A civil rights lawyer fights for justice and equality. They specialize in laws that protect people’s civil rights and liberties. Civil rights are the basic rights that all citizens of the United States have under the U.S. Constitution. Many civil rights lawyers work specifically in the sphere of law that falls under the First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment.
Some examples are:
- Freedom of speech, religion, privacy, thought
- Freedom of life, liberty, and property
- Protection from discrimination based on age, disability, gender, nationality, religion, skin color
- Right to a fair trial
Types of Civil Rights Cases We Handle
You have the right to equal protection under the law and when these rights are violated, you have a right to restitution.
Some of the civil rights issues we can assist you with include:
- Prisoner neglect
- Violations of rights
- Excessive force
- Workplace discrimination
Accomplished Civil Rights Litigation Attorneys
Our civil rights attorneys have a shared commitment to the protection and conservation of justice by legal means. Connect with the expert Sonoma County legal team at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery if you feel your civil rights or liberties have been violated, negated, or denied.